Raipur is an important town and the capital of the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh in Madhya Bharat. It is a flourishing city not only in terms of industry but also tourism as it ropes in large numbers of tourists from various corners of India.Raipur District is situated in the fertile plains of Chhattisgarh Region. This District is situated between 22.33' N to 21.14'N Latitude and 82.6' to 81.38'E Longtitude. The District is surrounded by District Bilaspur in North, District Bastar and part of Orissa state in South, District Raigarh and part of Orissa state in East and district Durg in West. The district occupies the south eastern part of the upper Mahanadi valley and the bordering hills in the south and the east.

Thus, the district is divided into two major physical divisions, Viz., the Chattisgarh plain and the Hilly Areas.

Places of Interest

Doodhadhari Monastery and Temple

You just cannot afford to miss out this monastery and temple located in the southern region of Raipur. An ancient river called Maharajbandh flows by this landmark. This ancient temple was built by King Jaitsingh in mid-17th century and dedicated to Lord Rama. The temple feature stunning murals. There is also a monastery that was named after Swami Balbhadra Das who survived only on 'Doodh' (milk) as his food. You can also find the memorials of the ex- Mahants (ministers) here.

Vivekananda Ashram

It is an important place of tourist interest for those who seek spiritual enlightenment and is a branch of the mission inaugurated by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1897. The organization works on the principles of ideologies that are based on renunciation and self-emancipation and attempts to achieve the overall well being of the world.

Vivekananda Sarovar

On the Vivekananda sarovar known as buda talab board club board faculties are available,where you can enjoy the beauty of the beautiful sarovar.

Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum

This museum is located near the D K Hospital in Raipur and was established by Raja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon in the year1875. The museum has two floors featuring five galleries and features different sections including archaeology, anthropology and natural history. Besides, it also displays crafts, jewelry, paintings and terracotta belonging to tribal culture. The museum also has an interesting library.

Shadani Darbar

Shadani Darbar has been named after the saint Shri Shadaramji Saheb. Spread over an area of 12 acres, it has a hall where Dhuni Saheb is kept.