Chattisgarh, tribal dialects, Hindi, English
Hinduism, Islam and Christianity
Time to visit
September - Februar
Summer: about 45 degrees
Winter: about 10 degrees
A brand new addition to the Indian family of states, Chattisgarh
is the culmination of the hopes and desires of an indigenous people
marginalized, neglected and overlooked only because they dwell in
the back of beyond, hidden away deep in the heartland of Central
Chattisgarh is situated in the central part of India. It is bounded
by Andhra Pradesh on the south, Orissa on the east, Maharastra on
the south west and Jharkhand state on north west. Carved out of
the state of Madhya Pradesh, the state of Chattisgarh is the 27th
state of India. It has 36 garhs or forts, so the name - Chattisgarh.
How to get here
Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh, is the only place in the state
that is linked by air to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur by
regular Indian Airlines flights.
Raipur and Bilaspur are the two main junctions that are on the routes
of express and passenger trains that either directly or indirectly
connect the state to other parts of India.
Interstate State Roadways buses ply between different cities while
chartered bus operators run services on the major routes.
Places to visit
As the capital city of the fledgling state of Chattisgarh, Raipur
has regained some of its lost glory. King Ram Chandra of the Kalchuri
dynasty established the city of Raipur in the 14th century, Raipur
was the nerve centre of the kingdoms of the regon from where successive
kings easily controlled the many fortresses in the Chattisgarh region.
The state has 36 garhs (forts), so the name