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About Raigarh

Located in Chhattisgarh, the city of Raigarh has a lot to offer. Rich in culture and tradition, this place has everything to keep its visitor engaged. Raigarh City is the administrative headquarters of Raigarh district. Apart from its cultural heritage, the city of Raigarh is also known for its Kosa (a fine silk) and rich deposits of coal reserves. Raigarh is home to one of the oldest jute mills in India and is major producer of Steel, Iron Ore and Power in the country. The most spoken language of the people living here are Bengali, Marathi and Telugu. It is rapidly emerging as industrial city on the map of Chhattisgarh and India.

Brief History of Raigarh

About RaigarhBefore Independence, Raigarh was a princely state and was not directly governed by the British but by a local rulers responsible for running the affairs of their respective state.After Independence, Raigarh was the first princely state to join the Union of India. You can still find the remains of the medieval and colonial era in this part of Chhattisgarh. Though the Royal family still resides in Raigarh but with times royalty has faded. Once epitome of Raigarh the very beautiful Moti Mahal palace has been declared heritage site by the Government of Chhattisgarh. Click here

Festivals of Raigarh
Dusshera, Deepavali, Holi, Govardhan Pooja, Pola, Nawakhai are some of the popoular feativals of the region,celebrated with much enthusiasm and excitement . Hariyali and Cherta are other two famous festivals celebrated in this region. Hariyali is celebrated in the month of 'Shravan'. This festival symbolizes agricultural prosperity. Farm tools and cows are worshiped by the farmers.Cherta is a harvest festival that’s celebrated by all communities. Here the children go around the whole village collecting rice from each household which is later prepared on the banks of a nearby water body by married women.

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Climate and Geography of Raigarh

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Geography of RaigarhRaigarh is surrounded by Sarguja and Jashpur districts in north, Orissa in the east, Mahasamund district on the south Korba and Janjgir-Champa districts in the west. The district lies between latitude 21°22'- 22°42' North latitude and 82°55' to 83°49' East longitude covering an area of about 6530 sq.kms.This district varies topographically with the lofty forest clad plateau of Pandrapat and Khuria that you’ll find in the north to the dusty plains Raigarh and Sarangarh in the south.
Also referred as cultural capital and industrial capital of Chhattisgarh, Raigarh has an average elevation of 215 metres (705 feet). The Kelo river flows through the city, which is one of its main water sources. The average temperature range is 29.5 - 49 °C in summer, and 8 - 25 °C in winter. One of the main water sources for this district is the Kelo River that flows through the city. For More Click Here

Transportation in Raigarh

Auto-Ricksaws, hand pulled rickshaws and Taxis form a major part of local transportation network in the city of Raigarh. You can book taxi to reach other parts of the city or for traveling to other parts of the district. Raigarh is well connected via roadways to other parts of the state and country. As far as connectivity to other parts of the country is concerned there is sufficient modes for transportation. The Raigarh station is located on the Tatanagar Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. It comes under the Bilaspur railway division. It is well connected with many major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai,  Kolkata, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur etc. The Bilaspur railway station is a regional hub which can take at a distance of 132km from Raigarh. The main railway station Raigarh is situated near the heart of the city. Kirodimal Nagar railway station is another suburb station of Raigarh city. In July 2013, the state government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Airport Authority of India to make Raigarh airport as the states second airport for domestic flights. They have proposed a four lane on NH 216 which is set to connect the airport to the city to make it more efficient. There is also a private airport located 10km north west of the city owned by the Jindal Steel and Power Limited.

Culture of Raigarh

Referred as cultural capital of Chhattisgarh Raigarh has been a melting pot of various traditions and cultures. The cultural richness of the region lies in its dance, color and music. Lot of famous Katthak dancers like Vijaya Sharma, Firtu Maharaj belongs to this region. Pt. Kartik Ram, Pt. Kalyan Das Mahant, Pt. Barman Lal are only a few names of famous artist belonging to this part of Chhattisgarh.

Introduction to Raigarh

 'Chakradhar Samaroh' organised anually on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, saw gathering of music and dance exponents from all over India. The event is organized anually in the memory of the memory of Great King and Musician Maharaja Chakradhar Singh.The demographic profile of Raigarh consist mainly of people Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Orissa. Additinally, a considerable community of Bengali, Telugu and Marathi speaking people live here. Click here

Travel and Tourism in Raigarh

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Raigarh serves as perfect tourist destination as it has everything to offer. Some of the popular spots to visit are Ram Jharna, Shri Shyam Mandir and Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also very profoundly known for its state of the art sponge iron plants.Some of the places to visit in and around Raigarh are:

Ram Jharana: Located in the Raigarh Chhattisgarh area it lies 18 km from Raigarh District, this place is filled with a number of small breath taking waterfalls.

Badakhol wildlife sanctuary: You will find various species of animals and birds here. Some of the animals include tigers, panther, antelope, and sambhar etc. November to February is the best time to visit the sanctuary.

Kabra Pahari: This spot is every architectural buffs paradise. It’s studded with ancient caves which are decorated with pre-historic paintings.

Balaji Temple: The temple is filled with paintings of Lord Ram’s Life and it’s situated near Raigarh Chhattisgarh.

Apart from the above mentioned places Gomarda Abhiyaran, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Shyam Mandir, Indira Vihar, Rose garden are other famous beautiful places to visit. For More Click Here

Facts about Raigarh

State: Chhattisgarh
District: Raigarh
Languages: Hindi and Chhattisgarhi
Best Season: Winters; October to March
Weather: Tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters
Pin code: 496001
STD code: 07762

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