A city and municipality in Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh state of India, Raigarh was the capital of the princely state of Raigarh. A city with a rich cultural heritage, Raigarh lies on the eastern border of Chhattisgarh, and is famous for its verdant forests, cascading waterfall, beautiful parks and temples. Embark on a Tour to Raigarh to visit and explore this enchanting city of Chhattisgarh.
One of the specialties of Raigarh is Dhokra Casting - the art of producing metal-ware by the process of hot wax casting. The tribals of Raigarh are adept at this art. Raigarh is also famous for its silk products including the Tassar Silk and Mulberry Silk. Besides, the city is a well known center for Kathak dance and classical music. The city has produced many an eminent Kathak dancer like Shree Firtu Maharaj, Vijaya Sharma and others.
A good time to plan a Tour to Raigarh is during the 'Chakradhar Samaroh' festival held on Ganesh Chaturthi every year. This festival witnesses music and dance exponents from all over India visiting Raigarh and displaying their art.
The major tourist places worth visit while on Tour to Raigarh in Chhattisgarh include the Ram Jharna - a natural water source which is also a popular picnic spot. The Gomarda Forest Reserve, which houses several species of rare and endangered wild animals including tigers is also a must visit place on your Raigarh Tour.
Besides, a Tour to Raigarh must also feature visits to some of the beautiful parks in the city like Kamla Nehru Park and Indira Vihar Park. Noted among the temples in the region are the Gaurishankar Mandir, Banjari Mandir and Chandrahasini Temple.