Bordered by Orrisa on the east, Madhya Pradesh on the west, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh on the north and Andhra Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000, as India's 26th state, carved out of Madhya Pradesh. This historic land finds its mention as "Dakshin Kosala" in ancient texts, inscriptions, literary works, and accounts of foreign travellers. Chhattisgarh is believed to be the place where Lord Rama spent some part of his exile. A tribal-dominated state, Chhattisgarh is an exquisitely scenic, covered with dense forest and crisscrossed by two mighty rivers, Indravati and Mahanadi. Ancient underground caves and gurgling waterfalls dot the breathtaking landscape. Incredible natural beauty blended with rich cultural heritage make Chhattisgarh one of the most promising tourist destinations of India.
Tourism in Chattisgarh has many dimensions. From Prehistoric caves, archeological sites different dynasties and rulers to thundering waterfalls, national parks, lakes and rich wildlife and cultural heritage, Chhattisgarh offers an amazing blend of historical and natural beauty. The state has immense potential to become as one of the prime tourism destinations of India. Chattisgarh tourism board has already taken many initiatives in order to promote tourism in Chattisgarh. These include development of infrastructure, tourist circuits, and rural tourism in Chhattisgarh tribal villages and the development of Rajmergarh (Amarkantak) and Mainpat as hill stations and Sirpur as a major Buddhist center. Chhattisgarh Tourism has also set up many Chattisgarh Tourism Information center with in the state, which provide information to tourists. Various Chhattisgarh travel books and Chhattisgarh tourism guide are also available at these bureaus at nominal rates. The comprehensive website of Chattisgarh Tourism is a treasure trove of information to everyone interested in discovering Chhattisgarh.
The ideal time to visit Chhattisgarh is from October to March as the climate is quite salubrious and pleasant during this part of the year.
Major Chattisgarh travel destinations are Bastar, Banjari Baba, Amarkantak, Champaranya, Chitrakoot, Dudhadharimath, Kangerghati National Park, Indravati National Park, Bhoramdev, Jagdalpur, Danteswari Temple, and many more.
Travel to Chattisgarh by Air: The domestic airport at Raipur is linked to all major airports in the country. Indian Airlines, Kingfisher red, Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways operate regular flights to /fro Chhattisgarh India.
Raipur and Bilaspur Railway Station link to major railway station in India by many important express and super fast trains.