First Time Tourists Guide in Raipur, India

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Raipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Visiting here is like taking all of India in one trip.

The walking area of the Gandhi Udyan Park is neatly tiled and suitable for you who want to enjoy the city's vibe on a walk in the morning or evening walk.

Shopping is the most fun thing to do when in Raipur and the Chhattisgarh Haat is the best place to go.

As one of the oldest museum in the country, Mahant Ghasidas Samarak Sangrahalay always worth to explore if you want to learn about the city's history.

You have to take some snaps in Banjari Mata Mandir since this temple is a sacred place which famous for hosting events during the Dussehra and Navratri festivals.

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SIGHTSEEING

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar is also known as Burha Talab, is a place which means an old lake. This is the best place to explore when you want to start to explore the city. The lake is fenced by many palm trees which create such a calm atmosphere. This place is suitable for you who want to do a picnic while watching the sun gets down to the horizon.

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar

Also known as Burha Talab, is a place which means an old lake.

This is the best place to explore when you want to start to explore the city.

Address : Vivekananda Sarovar, Budhapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

DOWNTOWN

The walking area of the Gandhi Udyan Park is neatly tiled and suitable for you who want to enjoy the city's vibe on a walk in the morning or evening walk. This park is located in the heart of the city and closed to the Chief Minister's residence. It is well-maintained and always has its charm even when the sunrise or sunset.

Gandhi Udyan Park

The park is well-maintained and always has its charm even when the sunrise or sunset.

Address : Nayapara Rd, New Mangal Bazar, Nayapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

SHOPPING

Shopping is the most fun thing to do when in Raipur and the Chhattisgarh Haat is the best place to go. If you come to this city in January or July, you can enjoy the hype of the bazaar which held in this place. Even it just happening in three days, you will the unique handicrafts that you cannot fin in any other region. But if you come in the other months, you still find some shops which offer their specialities.

Chhattisgarh Haat

A bazaar in Raipur which sells the city's specialities.

It held three days on January and July.

Address : Devendra Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492004, India

FOOD & DRINK

You have to try a bite of Angakar Roti when in Raipur, it is different from other flatbread from another region. It was made from rice flour mixed with green chili and cumin seed. The locals usually have this flatbread to breakfast, so it is not hard to find this dish in every restaurant in the restaurant.

CULTURE

Chhattisgarhi is the local language that most used by the people to have a conversation. The people of Raipur has a unique way of life, they have their method to cure diseases and snake bites. They also have unique styles in music and dance.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Raipur is from October to March when the temperature is comfortable to strolling around the city.

HOTEL

If you want to stay in a hotel with the traditional vibes of India, you may book a room at Sayaji Hotel. The hotel is located nearby the airport and offers great hospitality by its luxury amenities. On the other hand, Hotel Babylon International offers you a peaceful stay in the middle of the hustle-bustle city. You will find an unforgettable stay experience with the classy interior decor.

Sayaji Hotel

The hotel is located nearby the airport and offers great hospitality by its luxury amenities.

Address : GE Rd, Behind Magneto Mall, Jivan Vihar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492012, India

Hotel Babylon International

Offers you a peaceful stay in the middle of the hustle-bustle city.

Address : VIP Rd, Vishal Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492006, India

RESTAURANT

Pashmina restaurant is the right place to go when you are craving for the authentic taste of the Indian cuisine. This restaurant mainly served North and South Indian cuisine. But if you want to experience both Chinese and Indian food, you may head to Girnar Restaurant. The restaurant is famous as the landmark of Indian and Chinese restaurant since 1971 which offers a broad menu.

Pashmina Restaurant

This restaurant mainly served North and South Indian cuisine.

Address : Swarnabhoomi, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

Girnar Restaurant

The restaurant is famous as the landmark of Indian and Chinese restaurant since 1971 which offers a broad menu.

Address : GE Road Opp Ravi Bhawan, Jaistambh Chowk, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

CAFE

When you are craving for something sweet to cheer up your day, you may head to Cafe Selfie Land and order its gelato along with daily baked croissant. The cafe is an excellent place to hang around with your buddies since it has a cosy yet chill atmosphere. But if you want to take a sip of coffee after finish your "heavy" meal, you may head to H3 Cafe. Besides serving a multi-cuisine menu, this cafe also has a great cocktail which hard to resist not to order.

Cafe Selfie Land

The cafe is an excellent place to hang around with your buddies since it has a cosy yet chill atmosphere.

Address : Near Jai Jawan Petrol Pump Telibandha Road Near Jai Jawan Petrol Pump Marine Drive Canal Road Chowk, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

H3 Cafe

Besides serving a multi-cuisine menu, this cafe also has a great cocktail which hard to resist not to order.

Address : D-20/1, Tagore Nagar Chowk, Tagore Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Sandeep Bar is the coolest bar to go when you want to spend your nightlife in a funky bar. You can enjoy the night by sipping a cold beer while watching movies on the big screen. But, maybe you are looking for a bar in Raipur which served the best sheesha in the city, you may grab a seat at Kasba in Town. This bar is famous for its great view and the local loved to host a party in the bar.

Sandeep Bar

The coolest bar to go when you want to spend your nightlife in a funky bar.

Address : near Baldeo Furniture, Janak Bada, Nahar Para, Gurunanak Chowk, Jawahar Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492009, India

Kasba in Town

This bar is famous for its great view and the local loved to host a party in the bar.

Address : G. E. Road Beside Madrasi Grill Roof Top At Vandana Bajaj Showroom In Front Of "MOR RAIPUR" Marine Drive, Telibandha, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492006, India

INTERESTING PLACE

As one of the oldest museum in the country, Mahant Ghasidas Samarak Sangrahalay always worth to explore if you want to learn about the city's history. In this octagonal building, there are five main galleries which exhibit all the things that belong to Chhattisgarh tribes, such as Buddhist bronzes, ancient coin, sculptures, carvings, and many more. On the other hand, Purkhauti Muktangan will show you about the culture of Chhattisgarh in the middle of the green garden. You can enjoy the Folk art, life-like tribal figures, and vibrant sceneries in one place.

Mahant Ghasidas Samarak Sangrahalay

In this octagonal building, there are five main galleries which exhibit all the things that belong to Chhattisgarh tribes, such as Buddhist bronzes, ancient coin, sculptures, carvings, and many more.

Address : Ghadi Chowk, Raj Bhawan Rd, Civil Lines, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

Purkhauti Muktangan

You can enjoy the Folk art, life-like tribal figures, and vibrant sceneries in one place.

Address : Sector 24, Uparwara, Chhattisgarh 492101, India

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You have to take some snaps in Banjari Mata Mandir since this temple is a sacred place which famous for hosting events during the Dussehra and Navratri festivals. The temple is always packed with locals and tourists who want to seek blessings or mesmerized the authenticity of the temple. Lastly, taking a selfie with wildlife animals in Nandanvan Jungle Safari may give you an unforgettable experience. In this beautiful landscape, there are many indigenous plant species which create a natural habitat for the animals.

Banjari Mata Mandir

The temple is always packed with locals and tourists who want to seek blessings or mesmerized the authenticity of the temple.

Address : Gol Bazar, Nayapara, beside novelty market, infront of back door of banjari mata mandir, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India

Nandanvan Jungle Safari

In this beautiful landscape,there are many indigenous plant species which create a natural habitat for the animals.

Address : Sector 39, Khanduwa, Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh 493661, India