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Raipur

Raipur the capital city of a newly established state of India, Chhattisgarh, and a major commercial centre.

It covers a land area of 226 square km and is surrounded by River Mahanadi on the east and the Maikal Hill on the northwest.

The northern part has the Chota Nagpur Plateau and the thick forest cover of the Baster Plateau lies in the southern region.

Apart from the recent development in the commercial sector, also growing as a tourist destination.

Some of the tourist attraction are Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Park and the Hirakud Dam.

Another popular place Mahant Ghasidas Museum, constructed by Raja Mahant Ghasidas, king of erstwhile Rajnandgaon state, in the year 1875.

Close to this museum lies the Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, another popular place built in honor of the Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Many tourist attractions here reflect the ancient history of the place and help in defining the culture of this city.

These are Mahakoshal Art Gallery and Doodhadhari Monastery.

Things To Do in Raipur

The art gallery of Sushilpikangan, an example of the quality of workmanship and handicrafts of Dokra arts.

It has many options when it comes to shopping. Tourists can buy handicrafts, textiles decorated with intricate work like zari and zardosi, and wooden crafts.

Metal jewellery and exquisite furniture are other things travellers can shop for in Raipur.

The best time to visit this place is the months of October to March.

Summers are very hot but with the arrival of the monsoons, the weather becomes pleasant.

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