Things to do in Raipur – Make Most of Your Visit

Raipur is one of the beautiful cities of India which is located in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is a significant state for India in terms of steel production and a big industrial centre of India. There are many Indians and people from across the world that comes to visit here for various reasons ranging from commerce to leisure. It is indeed one of the colourful and vibrant cities of India with people from various communities living here.

Popular attractions in Raipur

The city also boasts of many temples and lakes. It is a popular tourist attraction and there is lot you can explore in this city. For the shopping lovers this place is an absolute delight and also for the food lovers. The local food and cuisines in this place is worth trying. Some of the best places which you can visit here are

Mahant Ghasidas memorial museum
Doodhadhari monastery and Temple
Mahamaya Temple
Budhapara Lake
Vivekanad Sarovar

One of the finest attractions in this city which you can visit is the Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum which was set up in the year 1875. The purpose of building this museum was to ensure that archaeological heritage in the country is preserved by the state for the future generation. There are a total of five galleries here which are spread in two floors. The building and design of this place is superb. It represents an octagonal shape building with a dome in the shape of crown.

Doodhadhari Lake and Monastery

Another amazing tourist location in the city of Raipur which you should visit is the Doodhadhari Lake and Monastery. It is located in the southern part of the city and lies on the banks of the Maharajbandh River. The beautiful architecture of the temple and also the River makes an amazing view and a popular tourist attraction. It was built in memory of the saint Balbhadra Das who used to have Milk as his only source of food. Visit this place for its stunning murals, paintings and the carvings. The scenic landscapes make the visit even more delightful.

Doodhadhari Monastery | Image Resource: transindiatravels.com

Mahamaya Temple

Mahamaya Temple is also a hotspot of Raipur. It is temple which is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is situated on the banks of River Kharoon. The place is visited by people from all parts of the region. The Durga Puja here is celebrated with much fanfare and fervour. The place is very easy to reach from across the city. You can find autos, taxis and private vehicles plying on this road. Budhpara Lake and the Kho Kho Lake is also located in proximity to this amazing temple.

Trains to Reach Raipur

Raipur is a city which is very well connected by trains. There are many trains which are coming from different parts of the country to Raipur Junction. You can check the list of trains online and also their timings of arrival and departure. To make bookings in the train you can use the various ticket booking apps of IRCTC and Indian Railways. All other information regarding the services and facilities are available online on the website of Indian Railways.

Raipur junction | Image Resource: indiarailinfo.com

Budhapara Lake

While in Raipur, you can also make a trip to the Budhpara Lake which is an amazing jewel of the city. It is a popular picnic spot and a great way to spend some time away from the noise and city life. It is said that Lake was built in the early 15th century. The waters of this lake are surely going to bring peace and serenity. It is a great place in the city to visit with your friends and family members.

If you wish to visit any popular place which is located in the heart of the city then Vivekananda Sarovar is the best place. It is believed that the Lake was used by Swami Vivekananda as his place of stay during his visits to the city of Raipur. It is perhaps the most entertaining places in the city.

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