Raipur Travel Guide

Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh and the administrative headquarters of Raipur District. Formerly, Raipur was a part of Madhya Pradesh before the Chhattisgarh state was formed on 1st November 2000.The Raipur city is sometimes referred as the "Rice Bowl of India" as varieties of rice is grown here. The River Mahanadi flows to the south east of the city of Raipur. The south side has dense forests and in north the land rises and merges with the Chota Nagpur Plateau.

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The food of Raipur can be categorized as tribal and non-tribal recipes. For breakfast, popular dishes are rice and rice flour items like fara/muthiya, angakar roti, chousera roti.Lentils such as chana dals with which a special recipe called bafauri is made are also used as a staple diet by the local people.One of the common meals had during the sweltering summers is Bore Baasi.

Shopping in Raipur is a delightful experience for the connoisseurs of handicrafts and ethnic wear. Chhattisgarh is home to one of India’s oldest tribal societies, and their use of natural raw materials to make beautiful wood, stone and metal artefacts is unparalleled.While in the city, visit one of the various Handicraft emporia for a bewildering range of gift items and decorative pieces. Slender Bell metal or Dhokra statues made by the lost wax technique are unique gift items.

All the states in India are filled with rich cultural heritage that attracts a lot of tourists. Chhattisgarh in central India is no exception to this. Filled with heritage and having a strong connection with arts, music, literature and the like, this state has a lot of entertainment options as well. Strongly rooted to culture, this state’s capital is Raipur.

Raipur wasn’t that huge and important city for India but after it was named as capital the government has taken considerable amount of steps to improve the standard of living in Raipur. As a result, Naya Raipur (which means New Raipur) is being established next to the original Raipur. Naya Raipur will have all the facilities which are part of various famous cities around the planet.The east border of the city is covered by Mahanadi River while the southern border is covered by extremely dense forest.

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