The state of Chhattisgarh is full of ancient monuments,carved temples, hill plateaus and rare wildlife. Chhattisgarh rich cultural, natural diversity and heritage sites which are untouched and unexplored to tourist are the major destinations for tribal tourism in Chhattisgarh.
The most captivating places places in Chhattisgarh also includes Chirmiri and Mainpat hill station, famous Chitrakote Falls in Jagdalpur, Danteshwari and Bambleshwari temple, Kanker Palace and sirpur group of Monuments.
Chhattisgarh state has one of the high range of tribal population in India, living in the forested areas and Indian Government is allowing Tribal Tourism Circuit in Chhattisgarh. Some of the known tribes of Chhattisgarh are Gond Tribe, Abhuj Maria Tribe, Halba Tribe, Kharia Tribe, Korwa people,Dorla,Dhurvaa, Muria people and Kurukh people also known as Uraon Tribe.
Chhattisgarh also known as the rice bowl of India and its most of the traditional and tribal foods are made of rice. Some of the the well known traditional foods from Chhattisgarh are angakar roti, red ant chutney, Baasi, Iddhar, Kadaknath Chicken, Bamboo shoot or karil and drink called Mahuwa and tadi.
Chhattisgarh state has third largest forest cover area in India and home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo. The finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh are also home to a variety of other wild animal species such as Indian muntjac, Indian spotted chevrotain, wild Elephants, sloth bears and Leopards.
The most popular Wildlife sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh are Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary and finest Indravati National Park and Kanger Ghati National Park.
Dhokra art is the most famous art of Chhattisgarh and one of the unique kind of metal casting, great demand in domestic and foreign markets. Dhokra Damar tribes of Chhattisgarh, now extended to near by Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha state are metalsmith creating copper based Dhokra art handicraft product.
Festivals of Chhattisgarh are unique in terms of celebration, folk dance, music and traditional tribal culture. Most unique and must see festivals in Chhattisgarh are Raut Nacha, Hareli festival, Cher Chera Festival, Soowa Nacha, Madai Festival and Bastar Dussehr, the most unique cultural trait of Chhattisgarh.
The untouched and unexplored forest of Chhattisgarh are home to richest bio-diversity, hill plateaus, exquisitely carved temples and tall waterfalls. The most famous Waterfalls of Chhattisgarh are Chitrakote Falls, Mendri Ghumar Waterfalls and Teerathgarh Falls in Jagdalpur, Godena Falls, Ghatarani Falls, Damau Dhara, Ram jharna near Raigarh, Amritdhara falls in Chirimiri hill station.
The state of Chhattisgarh offer very rare and unique tourist attractions, including the spectacular landscape, perfect tribal tour, historical places and great monuments.
Chhattisgarh is another perfect place and home to historical monuments such as Bastar Palace, Kanker Palace, Bhoramdeo Temple, Palace Kawardha, Devrani Jethani Temple, Lakshmana temple and Sirpur Group of Monuments on the banks of the river Mahanadi.
Gadiya mountain in Kanker district are home to large number of natural caves and now listed as Archaeological sites in Chhattisgarh. Here is the list of some Caves found in Chhattisgarh Kailash Caves, Kotumsar Cave, Kailash Gufa,Aranyak Cave, Shankanpalli Cave and Devgiri Cave in Kanger Ghati National Park near Jagdalpur in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Bamboo Work and Crafts of Chhattisgarh are very famous and also very useful thing for your daily life instead of plastic. The tribes of Chhattisgarh use their craftsmanship by using natural resouces of Bamboo, to manufacture products such as basket, tokari, fishing bucket and supa.
Chhattisgarh villages show’s and connects a life with the jungle and nature, indeed a lesser explored countryside.Village tours in Chhattisgarh is the part of the rural Tourism and one of the most realistic way to explore rural lifestyle of Indian villages as ecotourism.
Tourism in Chhattisgarh offers rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity of the state. Some of the most popular places to visit in Chhattisgarh also include Chirmiri and Mainpat hill stations, hot springs or Taat Pani, Bhoramdeo Temple, Bambleshwari Temple at Dongargarh, Mahamaya temple at Ratanpur, Danteshwari Temple, Ghatarani, Kutumsar Caves and Tirathgarh Waterfalls.