Any plan to visit Chhattisgarh is met by intense glares and questions like ‘Who goes to Chhattisgarh?’ shoots up almost instantly. But is that all in the forest state of India? If you think that way, then you clearly don’t know enough of our country.
From enchanting forests to the oldest and the most beautiful brick temples in India, Chhattisgarh is so hauntingly beautiful that it leaves you in awe. While the forests allow you to witness wildlife in abundance, the walls of the temples tell a thousand tales through the cravings. The Mahanadi flowing right through the state is an enchantress and there’s an engulfing peace around which will stay with you even your trip to this beautiful state is over. One can literally stare for hours at the beauty of the setting sun over the Mahanadi with layers and layers of mountains covered with greens at the backdrop.
If you’re still not convinced to visit Chhattisgarh, there’s more in store. Known as the rice-bowl of India, the soothing green of the lush paddy fields will warm up your heart in a way you’ve never experienced before. Exchange a few words with the farmers and you’ll be head over heels in love with the simplicity they adore. A visit to Chhattisgarh is that perfect peaceful escape from all the hustle-bustle your heart has been yearning for quite some time. It will give you a taste of authentic the Indian culture like no other.
Finally, if you’re in Chhattisgarh, a visit to the mighty Chitrakote falls is a must. Sitting at the cliff by the falls and hearing the water gush away will have a magical spell on you. Staying in a tent (yes, they have the option) with huge lawns, misty air, the sound of the falls will ensure you one the best experiences in the state. Further, Buddha Vihar, one of the oldest monasteries and the Kanker Palace that houses the remains of a dynasty (Satavahan) that no longer exists gives you a peep down history and culture like none other. So much so, that the monuments give a picture of an era we can only read in books now.
Add Chhattisgarh to your travel list and experience its immaculate nature along with the perfect blend of culture, history, art and wildlife and you’ll be left longing for more.