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Jungle Safari Nayaraipur

t is one of the beautiful and the newest lake in Naya Raipur. Sendh Lake is the most beautiful attraction of this planned city of Chattisgarh. The road side along the perimeter of the lake makes a open space for a long drive along it. The drive along the lake side is not less than the Marine Drive of Mumbai.

The new lake is getting more popular as the days goes by. Travelers from all around the world come to its magnificent sunset view. It is a place where anyone can relax peacefully and easily spent an evening with no city rush.

Special in Sendh Lake: A long drive along the Lake perimeter




#‎NayaRaipur‬ में शुरू होगा छत्तीसगढ़ का पहला 5-डी Immersive Dome..
Naya Raipur के सेक्टर-20 स्थित नार्थ सेंट्रल पार्क में ’‪#‎ImmersiveDomeTheater‬’ का शुभारंभ आज 7th March,2016 शाम 4:30 बजे माननीय मुख्यमंत्री Dr Raman Singh करेंगे. इस थियेटर में 5-डी फ़िल्म दिखाई जाएंगी. इस डोम में फ़िल्म देखने के लिए ख़ास तरह की सिट बनाई गईं हैं जो लगभग लेट जाएंगी. इसमें लोग 360 डिग्री व्यू में फिल्म देख सकते हैं.


Swami Vivekananda International Airport (IATA: RPR, ICAO: VARP) (formerly known as Mana Airport) is the primary airport serving the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The airport is centrally located at Mana, 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Raipur between the old city and the new seat of the state government Naya Raipur. In 2006, this Airport witnessed an 82% increase in passenger traffic (the highest in the country for that year). The Airport is one of the 35 non-metro airports recently modernised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Swami Vivekananda – The Airport is named after this great saint.
On 24 January 2012, the Union cabinet of India approved the State Government’s proposal for renaming Raipur airport after the well known Indian saint Swami Vivekananda who spent 2 years of his teenage in Raipur. It is currently served by Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite and IndiGo while Kingfisher Airlines suspended its operations in November 2011 due to its bad financial condition. There are also non-scheduled services by Air Odisha to Bhubaneswar and Air Taxi services by Chhattisgarh Air Link which flies from here to other cities of Chhattisgarh.
New Integrated Terminal
A new integrated terminal covering an area of 18,500 m2 (4.6 acres) has been constructed by a joint venture of Era Infra Engineering and KMB from Ukraine at a cost of INR136 crore (US$21 million).

It was inaugurated on 7 November 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee.[7][8] The new terminal has 2 aero-bridges, 20 check-in counters, 2 x-ray luggage machines, 3 security check points and 3 conveyor belts for luggage. The building is designed to handle 700 passengers including 200 international flyers at a time.

The terminal also has a provision on 15 immigration counters for prospective international flights.

Shoppers Stop has opened a retail store in the new integrated terminal making it one of the five Airport Stores operated by Shoppers Stop Ltd. in India.

The airport however, is likely to remain ‘dry’ as the Airports Authority of India has abandoned the proposal for opening of a beer bar after opposition by the public against the sale of liquor at a place named after a great saint.

The proposed international terminal is being upgraded along with the runway expansion project to enable the airport to handle larger aircraft for starting international operations, connecting the city to South-East Asia and the Middle East. The new terminal will be used for domestic flights, while the proposed international terminal is being renovated to handle international operations. Currently 4 international carriers have shown interest to start operations to Bangkok, Dubai, Qatar and Singapore once the airport is ready to start international operations.

The Airports Authority of India has also cleared the way for starting air cargo operations from the airport by giving nod to develop the old terminal building into a cargo complex.

The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities and a CAT- 1 Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as Navigational facilities like DVOR, DME, and an NDB.

Dudhadhari Mandir

The founder of this math (temple) was Shri Balbhadra Das Mahantji. However no body knows the exact date when he came to Raipur. Mahantji was great devotee of Lord Hanumanji. He started worshipping a piece of stone as if that was the Lord Hanuman himself. Everyday a cow called “Surhi” would come and bathe the stone with milk which the Mahantji drank and in fact stopped eating food. Hence with the passage of time, Mahantji’s food was “Dudh-Ahari” meaning food consisting of milk and hence the name of the math followed. In days of yore, when Raipur came under the Nagpur region, it used to be ruled by the Bhosles. Shri Raghu Raoji Bhosle who was then king built the “Balaji Temple” in 1610 AD.



The village is identified with Champaranya, the birth place of the Saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh Sect for whom this place has religious sanctity. A temple was constructed in honour of Guru Swamy Vallabhacharya. Near to this Temple, there is the temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva.

An annual fair is held every year in the month of Magh (January – February). Birth Anniversary of Mahapprabhu Vallabhacharya is celebrated every year on Eleventh bright day of Baisakh (April-May) and a large number of followers of the Sect assemble here to pay homage.


Majestically located in the midst of the magnificent Vindhya and Satpura ranges at an elevation of 1065 meters, Amarkantak in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh wraps up the beauty and charm of a typical sylvan environment. This lovely tract of land is a major pilgrim centre in the entire central province and is famed as the source of two pretty rivers, the Narmada and the Sone.

Amarkantak is a Sanskrit word with much mythological significance, which gains it the prestigious sobriquet as Theertharaja. Holiness of Amarkantak is greatly associated with the holy river Narmada. Perhaps it is due to the presence of this holy river that this locale in the Vindhyans gets much popularity as a devout centre. As per the Holy Scriptures, River Narmada transcends all other sacred rivers with her indomitable virtue as the daughter of Lord Shiva. Legends has it that a mere glance of this beloved daughter of the destroyer God would fetch innumerable boons and the devotees strongly believe that who ever dies at Amarkantak would fetch salvation.

A land with a vivid history, Amarkantak narrates the tales of various dynasties, right from the Pandavas to the foreign rule of the modern times. Each edifice in Amarkantak portrays diverse styles that recount the period during which these architectural grandeurs were materialized. This stunning facade of Amarkantak gently adds the magnificence of this legendary spot to a great extent.

Internationally acclaimed as a natural heritage zone, the dense forests of Amarkantak depict a unique ecosystem. Its far-off valleys and atolls showcase an exceedingly diverse floristic genre, where ratio between species to genera is comparatively minimal.

A relatively off track destination Amarkantak is a veritable paradise, with a salubrious climate and most pictorial environs. Its ever-pervading air of composure, the grassy hills, woody backgrounds and the bewitching cascades makes it a popular wacky destination.

At Amarkantak one can feel the pristine nature in its full bloom and the place is all set to enthrall the onlooker with its sacred ponds, glittering streams, snooty knolls and the dense woods.

Rajivlochan Mandir

Rajiv Lochan Temple is one of the major temples in India, situated in Chattisgarh. The temple is situated along the holy Mahanadi , where worshippers in huge numbers come every year to worship .Rajiv Lochan Temple , is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Rajiv Lochan Temple is located in Rajim. Here every year a fair is organized , which starts from Magh Purnima and continues till Shivaratri. The temple is located at the confluence of the rivers .This area is also called Prayag of Chhattisgarh. At this place Pairi River, Mahanadi, and Saunduor river meets here, which is why this place is knows as Triveni Sangam .


Chitrakot falls, also sobriquet as the ‘Niagra falls of India’ is scenically located at a distance of 48 kms from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Claiming to be the broadest waterfall in India, the waterfall is formed by the river Indravati, when it falls from a height of 29 mts, i.e. 96 ft.

The breadth of the waterfall varies from season to season as the river dries up during the summer. An interesting fact about the waterfall is that there is a vast difference in the view during the summer and in the monsoon. While the waterfall looks white and clear during summers, it gains the brown colour of the silt during the monsoons. Also the water appears to be milky in the morning, crystal white during the afternoon and then reddish as the night grows.

Since the river settles down quickly, boating is also possible. The best time to visit this giant is during the monsoons when it its effect is at the mightiest. Surrounded by lush green forests, the view of the chitrakot waterfall from a distance gives a very pretty picture.

Many government rest houses are available for sojourn. Tourists can also indulge in shopping for local handicrafts made by the tribal. Located a just a stone’s throw away from Jagdalpur, one can visit this waterfall only via the road.


Spanning over 10 – hectares of land, Nandan Van is a nature centre located at a distance of 16 km from Raipur city. The main objective of establishing such a nature park was to provide shelter to stray wild animals. It also acts as a biological park and maintains some common forestry plants. There is a also a small zoo here. The centre has been instrumental in creating awareness of nature among urbanites.


Energy Park

Every year students of 4th semester are taken on an educational tour or power plant visit and picnic by the faculties of our department. Last year I had been unable to go. So this year I decided not to miss out on the fun and to go on the picnic & tour even if it was on a Sunday in hot season of March. So on 7th March,

three college buses taking 91 students, 14 staff members, 6 catering people and their pots and pans, left for CREDA Energy Park with all students hooting and cheering. :) Energy Park set up by Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) at Raipur is a park based on the theme of generation and usage of various forms of renewable energy sources. The park consists of a beautiful garden with lots of greenery and flowers, a fountain,an artificial lake and water falls.

khallari mata mandir

Khallari mata temple is situated on a hilltop forest of khallari villoge about 25k.m south to Mahasamund every year during navratre the devotees gather to vist the goddess and to participate in the annual fair scheduled on the full moon day of the month of chaitra it is believedthat it is during the mahasamund ere the pandava had frequented this hilltop locals are of the belief that footprints of bhima are visible throughout tha hillyarea.


Seorinarayan temple

Seorinarayan, popularly called the Land of Vishnu, is 65 kms south-east of Bilaspur in Janjgir-Champa district. Situated at the holy confluence of three rivers, Mahanadi, Sheonath and Jonk, Seorinarayan is immersed in history, myth and legend. It is said that this was the home of Shabari, a disciple of Lord Ram. A brick temple, supposedly built bv Shabari with her own hands, is still extant.


Lafagarh is situated around 70 kms away from Korba(Chhattisgarh).

Lafagarh Fort, located on the highest peak of Mekaal Mountain,it is situated at a height of 3060 height on the hill top.The fort lies on the Korba-Bilaspur road. It was constructed by Raja Pratwidev First.

The fort has three main entrances which are named as Menaka, Humkara, and Sinhadwar.A small temple, situated at the main entrance of the fort, is noteworthy. Another point of attraction is the big dome supported by five rows of pillars with each row having five pillars. The main outer door of the fort is called Jhandi or Dinda door. The second door is popularly known as Manka Dawar whereas the third one is called Hukhra Dawar

Danteshwari Temple

Danteshwari Temple is temple dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari, and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India. The temple built in 14th century by the Chalukyas of the South, is situated in Dantewada, a town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh. Dantewada is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers. Traditionally she is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of Bastar state.

The temple is as according legends, the spot where the Daanth or Tooth of Sati fell, during the episode when all the Shakti shrines were created in the Satya Yuga.

Every year during Dusshera thousands of tribals from surrounding villages and jungles gather here to pay homage to the goddess, when her idol was taken out of that ancient Danteshwari temple and then taken around the city in an elaborate procession, now a popular tourist attraction part of the ‘Bastar Dussehra’ festival.There also a is tradition of lighting Jyoti Kalashas during Navaratris here.

jagannath temple Raipur

The Jagannath Temple was originally established in I860. Recently, a much bigger temple has been constructed over the smaller original structure. Situated in the middle of the prosperous residential Gayatri Nagar, the temple attracts hundreds of devotees each day. The main festival here is the Rath Yatra.


Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1975 under the Wildlife Protection Act. This dense forest, which spreads over an area of 555 sq. km, is about 40 km from Bilaspur City. This sanctuary houses wild animals including tiger, leopard, chital, sambar, bear and various other animals. Several watch towers are erected at different places inside this sanctuary, from where tourists can clearly see the wild animals roaming in their natural habitat. From Bilaspur, tour for this jungle is organised by the forest department. Tourists can also use their own vehicles to tour the jungle. Guides are provided by the forest department to ensure that tourists do not get lost inside the sanctuary. These guides are available at the check post in Achanakmar and Lamni. Keeping in view the needs of tourists, the forest department have setup several rest houses inside the sanctuary. An herbal cultivation centre is also setup by the department near Lamni.

Maa Bambleshwari Temple

Maa Bamleshwari Temple, Dongargarh, Bambleshwari Temple in Dongargarh is situated at the top of a 1600 feet high hill and is devoted to the Hindu goddess Maa Bambleshwari Devi. The temple has 2 separate segments; Badi Bambleshwari is the temple at the hilltop, where as Chhotti Bambleshwari is located a bit further away from the vicinity of the main temple. Bambleshwari Temple is steeped in ancient legends. It is widely believed that the actually temple was built during the reign of emperor Vikaramaditya, which dates back to 600 years ago. Conversely it is also believed that Raja Veersen, ruler of Dongargarh, in order to appease the Gods for his true successor, had built the temple 2200 years ago.

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Nandan Van Zoo & Safari:    


  • The Nandan Van Zoo & Safari (Jungle Safari,Naya Raipur)will become an important focus for Chhattisgarh and their interest in living in a world where people of all ages are not only delighted by the diversity of the living world that surrounds us, but are committed to protecting the integrity of its “wild life” and “wild places”.


  • To create a Wild Life Conservation & Awareness centre for the people of Chhattisgarh and for the Tourists across the World.
  • To create a natural, wild education, research cum amusement centre for the people of Naya Raipur.
  • To complement and strengthen the national efforts in conservation of fauna.

The Whole 202.87 Ha area is planned into 8 Zone

  • Monument Zone
  1. Parking Zone

(Parking space for more than 100 Buses, 300 Cars and 640 Two wheelers along with visitor’s and Driver’s Facilities.)

3. Administrative Zone

( Office and Residential Spaces for the official appointed for the Management)

4.Water Zone

( Special Features Like Floating Garden, Water Birds Area, Pathways )

5.Waiting Zone

( This Zone is especially for entertainment purpose of visitors as it has the features like Amphi-theatre, I-Max Theatre, Canteens,Food Courts,Museum, Orientation Center,Floating Deck,Nature Camp)

6.Zoo Zone

The Zoo Zone has many Animal Enclosure with the Landscape theme of Indian Biographical Zone.

7.Safari Zone

This Zone has 4 Safari i.e.,

  1. Herbivore Safari,
  2. Bear Safari,
  3. Tiger Safari
  4. Lion Safari

8.Management Zone




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