One of the most popular travel stopovers in Raipur, Budhapara Lake is a beautiful sight. Built by king Brahmadeo, of the Kalchuri dynasty, in the 14th century, it is the largest lake in the state of Chhattisgarh. Its surroundings are picturesque and the lake has a calm ambience that lures visitors to spend some time and enjoy natural beauty. Birdwatchers can also have a good time as species like heron, swan, duck, stork etc., are often spotted nearby the lake. Moreover, facilities of paddle-boating and motor-boating are also available at this place.  There is a musical fountain that enhances the charm of the lake. Well-lit at night, the lake makes for a great spot. Though tourists can visit throughout the year, the best time is in winters.

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