Chhattisgarh , India’s 10th largest state is endowed with a rich culture, heritage and attractive natural diversity. Situated in the heart of India with a ten thousand years old civilisation it is a land ‘Full of Surprises’ that attracts tourists who look forward to experience the pristine. Chhattisgarh is an uniquely Indian experience. Home to the country’s widest waterfalls, caves, lush green forests, ancient monuments, rare wild life, exquisitely curved temples, Buddhist sites and hill plateaus. Chhattisgarh boasts of more than 80% of bio diversity that is not found anywhere across the country. The state has 44% of forest cover with 32% of tribal population. Chhattisgarh has become a magnet of nature enthusiasts who wish to explore unique tribal arts, crafts and traditions. For centuries its tribal communities have played a pivotal role in nurturing and protecting the natural habitat through the eco-friendly practices.Chhattisgarh offers everything to a traveller - art and architecture, heritage, handicrafts, cuisine, fairs and festivals. Chhattisgarh figures in numerous tales that form part of the two great Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The state boasts of the widest waterfall in India, Chitrakote. In monsoon when the Indravati River is in full flow, this waterfall in Bastar District becomes almost 980 ft wide!!! Chhattisgarh has a legacy of gods and goddesses and numerous temples, both ancient and modern which attracts devotees, pilgrims and travellers throughout the year. The annual mega event ‘Sirpur International Dance and Music Festival’ which is held every year at the Buddhist site of Sirpur is particularly note worthy. This state presents a curious mixture of modern and traditional way of life.