Durg Travel Guide

Durg is a major city in Chhattisgarh state, central India east of the Seonath River (Shivnath River) and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. The city is an agricultural market and heavily engaged in milling rice and pigeon peas. Durg gained importance as an industrial centre after the establishment of a large steel plant at Bhilai. Other industries include brass working and bell-metal working, oil pressing, mining and weaving. It is the headquarters of Durg District, the third largest district of Chhattisgarh.

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The local food of Durg has an influence of the tribal culture and has a distinctive style which reflects the Cuisine of the Chhattisgarh state. The dishes cooked by the natives of the place still retain the original flavour and have not been much commercialized. If one wishes to taste the exotic traditional food, a tribal village or a local wedding is the best place for that. The non-vegetarian food is also a favourite here and is relished with great enthusiasm.The most common items of traditional & tribal foods are rice and curd. Dishes like fara/muthiya (rice rolls in white sauce), chousera roti (rice puri's), angakar roti etc. are popular breakfast items which are made out of rice & rice flour.

Shopping in Durg spells as the best of exciting things to do in Durg. Well, there is some truth to it. Exploring the numerous malls, supermarkets, and traditional old bazaars and haats does emerge as one of the good options for fun things to do in Durg. In fact, simply souvenir shopping in Durg is alone a very popular activity. Shopping is misspelled as shoping.Shri Shivam Shopping Market, Durg is one of the first things that comes to the mind of many people, while discussing Durg. It’s true that there are quite a few other interesting things to see and do too. However, like all other attractions, the Shri Shivam Shopping Market in Durg also has its own brand of unique charm.

A large number of restaurants ranging from high-end to budget class, to suit every pocket are present in Durg district. These restaurants serve the popular local dishes, besides the other Indian & continental dishes available around the country. Tourists coming to the city can enjoy the delicacies in an amicable & cosy atmosphere with friends & family.

Located in the state of Chhattisgarh, Durg is a major pilgrim destination of the state. The state derived its name from abode or house i.e. Durg. Some people also say that the name is derived from Hindu Goddess Durga. There are many ancient temples located in this city which attracts lots of tourists throughout the year. The best time to come to this place is during the festival season as this place remains cheerful and decorated during that time of year. This place also has its mythological significance as it is also illustrated in the epic Mahabharata.

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