Chandigarh is a city located on the foothills of Himalayas and is the capital of two states – Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is also called the The City Beautiful with various tourist attractions like Nek Chand Rock Garden, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sukhna lake, Open Hand Monument etc. This place was recorded as the Cleanest city of India by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Tourist places in Chhattisgarh has a lot to offer including stunning waterfalls, (beautiful to look at) (wide views of nature scenes/wide areas of beautiful land), caves, temples, history sites and paintings. It is in fact a tough job to choose the top 10 among the many places to visit in Chhattisgarh. Here is an attempt at identifying the top 10 places you need to visit on your tour to Chhattisgarh.
The very old temple will require/result in a visit if you love the feeling of being among the beautiful past. Built somewhere between the 7th and 11th centuries, the temple is called the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh. Located in the middle of the beautiful setting of Maikal mountains, Bhoramdeo Temple offers amazing views. It is considered as the most beautifully decorated temple. It has religious sculptures as well as sex-related sculptures.
In a very well-known way known as Niagara Falls of India, Chitrakot Waterfalls is located 38 km away from Jagdalpur. The falls is the broadest in India, it falls from a height of 96 ft, and during the season, the width is above 1000 feet. The shape of the waterfalls looks like horseshoe. The forest area around the waterfalls offers amazing views.
Kailash and Kotumsar Caves are located near Tiratgarh Waterfalls in the middle of the dense forests located at a distance of 40 kilometer from Jagdalpur. Ranked second in the list of longest natural caves all over the world, Kutumsar Caves are not (easy to get to, use, or understand) beyond a certain limit. The restriction of movement is because of non-availability of oxygen inside the two-kilometer deep caves. Kailash Cave was discovered in the year 1993. Located on a small hill, the important feature of the cave is the musical sounds created on striking of hand in the hollow walls.
The name Maitri Bagh means Garden of Friendship. This is a result of cooperation between Indian and Russian governments. Maitri Bagh was established by Bhilai Steel Plant. The zoo (and/combined with) park offers different attractions and it is one of the famous picnic spots in the state. There are beautiful lakes and gardens and the musical fountains in the garden is a turn (to see something great) to eyes. It is the biggest zoo in Chhattisgarh.
Known earlier as Radhanivas Bagicha, Kanker Palace was built in the 20th century and rebuilt in the year 1937. The rich and beautiful palace shows/tells about the influence of colonial (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.). The beautiful construction is located in the (beautiful to look at) (wide view of a nature scene/wide area of beautiful land) and the beautiful gardens surrounding the palace is amazement motivating/bringing about. The place and the palace offer great views and you will find different activities to get involved in right from boat safaris, jeep safaris and many more.
Once in Chhattisgarh, you would not want to miss the highest mountain in Kanker and that is Gadiya Mountain. Gadiya Mountain served as capital to King Dharma Dev of Kandra (period of time with the same powerful family rulers) after his victory here. The cave found here was the hideout for the royal family during war. The southern part of the great mountain houses another cave, which is known as Jogi Gufa. This cave was used by smart people to carefully think. The water tank here is famous as it is said that it never dries.
Rajpuri Waterfall is located near Bagicha, which is 90km from the headquarters. The natural beauty of the place attracts tourists from all around. The whole place is beautiful/putting under a spell with tribal villages around it. The very old touch connected with the rocks in the area and the rich natural beauty makes this place one among the important tourist destinations.
The location of Kawardha Palace itself is amazing. It is located at 941 meters height above sea level on Maikal Ranges. It palace is in a huge 11 acre-land and you will be (under a magic spell) by the lovely garden. Italian marbles and stones were used in building the palace, which dates back to the 1930s. The palace is a beautiful example of the culture of the place. The palace is declared as a history hotel and you will love to find yourself changed something (to help someone)/took care of someone here. The beautiful gardens make you feel close to nature.
Achanakumar Wildlife Safe place
Achanakumar Wildlife Safe place is located at a distance of 60 km from Bilaspur. It was established in the year 1975. The dense forest is home to different wild animals, which include tiger, (large, powerful mammal), leopard, bear, sambar, hyena and so on. Watchtowers are the best way to view wild animals in action as the density of the forest and its mountains, land, rivers, etc. make it very hard to view wildlife.
Bastar Palace is a very old construction built when the kings of Bastar shifted their capital to Jagdalpur. The palace is rich in (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.) and it tells stories of bravery of the rulers who ruled the land. The (like nothing else in the world) carvings on the walls of the palace are stunning. The monument built by the government inside the grounds of the palace offers interesting (old) objects and portraits of the rulers of the past. Do not miss the opportunity to ride on horse (vehicle with wheels/body posture/carrying something) when you are in the city.