The capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur was founded by the Kalchuri King Ram Chandra in the late 14th century. This information is debatable, as some sources say that Raipur was built by King Ram Chandra, however some sources say Kalchuri King Brahmdeo Rai established the city and so it was named after him as ‘Raipur’. An emerging industrial centre, the establishment of Chilpi Steel Plant has added momentum to the pace of development in Raipur. Raipur has been in existence since the 9th century the old site and ruins of the fort can be seen in the southern part of the city. Raipur district is important historically and as a point of interest in archaeologically. This district was once part of the Dakshina Kosala Kingdom and later a part of the Mauryan Empire. Raipur has been the capital of the Haihaya Dynasty Kalchuri kings, controlling the forts of Chhattisgarh for a considerable period. Satavahana kings ruled this part until the 2nd–3rd century.Journey along its beautiful landscape and the historical sites located in this region, a road trip would offer a fascinating stretch that is Raipur-Kawardha- Bhoramdeo-Bodla- Chilpi- Supkhar-Muddi (178 Km). The best time to plan this road trip would be in winters.
Raipur is very significant and prominent, especially for its steel markets. From lakes to temples, there is a lot that one can see in Raipur. And for people who love shopping, Raipur is an absolute delight since Raipur is also famous for its terracotta. Plan a trip to this underexplored city of Raipur and see how it leaves a lasting impression on you.
Scenic and beautiful, have a joyful day at Hajra Waterfall known to mesmerize tourists with its distinct charms
Surrounded alongside a beautiful river, Mahamaya Temple for its association with Goddess Durga, is a major tourist attraction
Raipur is well connected with major cities in India. Swami Vivekananda Airport is located at a distance of 15 kms from Raipur City.
Raipur well connected with major cities in India.
Motorable roads connect Raipur with all nearby towns. Raipur is a major city on Mumbai-Kolkata Highway (NH 6).
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