September 29, 2022

5 Attractive Places to Visit in Surajpur

Surajpur

Top Tourist Attractions in Surajpur

Surajpur is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in the Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh, India, on the banks of the Rihand River. It is the administrative centre of the Surajpur district, which is 334 kilometres from Raipur, the state capital.

Best Places to Visit

  1. Kudargarh
  2. Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Mahamaya Mandir
  4. Sarasor
  5. Shivpur Shiva Temple
Kudargarh:

Kudargarh is the District’s most well-known religious site. It is located in the Odagi block, roughly 45 kilometres from the district headquarters. The Goddess Kudargarhi Temple is said to have been created in the 17th century by cutting the stones. People believe that devotees’ requests are granted here, and as a consequence, people tie chunari to the trees to represent their hopes.

There are 15-20 little caverns and one large cave with antique calligraphy and paintings. In the midst of the blooming splendour, there is a water fall known as Kapil Dhara, which is reported to be 50-60 feet tall. The best time to visit Kudargarh is in April, when ChaitraNavratra is celebrated.

TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary:

 The largest wildlife sanctuary, “TamorPingla,” is located in the Surajpur District’s Ramkola hamlet. This sanctuary got its name since it is located on the lap of Tamor Hills, from where the Pingla River flows. It is located roughly 90 kilometres from the district headquarters. The most convenient means of transportation is via road; the nearest railway station is Surajpur.

TamorPingla’s principal attractions are wild buffalo, wild boars, sambhar, Asian elephants, barking dears, and cheetal. The Temple of GodessPingla is located nearby on the hills. A tiny water stream rushes between the hills, which looks really nice. There is also a pond full of beautiful fish that draws people.

Mahamaya Mandir:

Mahamaya Mandir is located at Devipur, which is 4 kilometres from Surajpur. One of the most well-known and oldest temples is the Mahamaya Temple. People from all over the world flock to worship at Mahamaya Mandir, which has now become a prominent tourist attraction in Chhattisgarh. The inhabitants of Surajpur District have a strong trust in Mahamayadevi, and every Navratri, a fair is held to add to the temple’s appeal.

The Bhaktmandaly of Surajpur provides a daily free bus service for pilgrims and devotees to visit Devipur from Surajpur. Local residents and government officials have made extensive preparations.

Sarasor:

Mahamaya Mandir is located at Devipur, which is 4 kilometres from Surajpur. One of the most well-known and oldest temples is the Mahamaya Temple. People from all over the world flock to worship at Mahamaya Mandir, which has now become a prominent tourist attraction in Chhattisgarh. The inhabitants of Surajpur District have a strong trust in Mahamayadevi, and every Navratri, a fair is held to add to the temple’s appeal.

The Bhaktmandaly of Surajpur provides a daily free bus service for pilgrims and devotees to visit Devipur from Surajpur. Local residents and government officials have made extensive preparations.

Shivpur Shiva Temple

Shivpur Shiva Temple: Pratappur is 45 kilometres from Ambikapur, while Shivpur village is 4 kilometres from Pratappur. On the occasion of Shivaratri and Vasant Panchami, large celebrations are held at this temple.

Rakasganda Waterfall

Rakasganda Fall is located in Odgi Block’s Navgayi village. The water of the River Rihand falls from a dizzying 50 feet height here, creating a seething ambiance. This wonderful picnic location, known as Bheda Ghat of Surajpur, attracts a large number of visitors. Among other water falls, Ramanujnagar’s Kumeli water fall is particularly profitable. 

Best Time to Visit

Chaitra Navaratra is the finest time to visit (in the month of April).

How to Reach Surajpur

Road

This is one of Chhattisgarh’s major cities, thus getting around is not a problem. It is connected to both the road and the railways. National Highway 43 Cross connects KATNI and GUMLA & RACHI in the north and GUMLA & RACHI in the east. Varanasi and Surajpur are inextricably connected. Via Bhaiyathan, Prattapur, Renukoot, Robertzganj, and via Devipur and Krishnapur to Bilaspur, Raipur, Bhilai, and Nagpur (kalua).

Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Katni, Nagpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Rachi, Kolkata, Bhuwneshwar, and Cuttak are all easily accessible from this city. As a result, you may easily go by road as well. National Highway 43 runs through the city.

Air

The nearest airport is Raipur Airport. It may be reached by train or bus on a daily basis. Flights from Delhi to Raipur may be taken, and then a connecting bus or train can be taken directly from Raipur to this city (the Durg – Ambikapur Express is the best train to travel). Raipur Airport connects almost all of the country’s main cities.

Rail

Surajpur Railway Station is located 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) north of the city centre. Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, is served by the station. Chhattisgarh’s state capital is Raipur. Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Katni, Kota, Jaipur, Jammu, and Hyderabad are all well-connected by mail and super-fast trains. The following are some of the major trains that run along Surajpur Road:

Jabalpur – Ambikapur Express

Ambikapur – Shahdol

Ambikapur – Durg via Anuppur →Uslapur → Raipur

The Narmada Express runs between Indore Junction BG (Indore) and Bilaspur, stopping at Anuppur Railway Station, which is 127 kilometres (79 miles) from Surajpur.

Bhopal – Bilaspur Express at Anuppur Railway station 127 km (79 mi) away from Surajpur station

Between Bhopal and Durg, the Amarkantak Express stops at Anuppur Railway Station, which is 127 kilometres (79 miles) from Surajpur.

Apart from that, it comes to a halt at Anuppur station for trains like as Garib Rath, Utkal Express, Heerakund Express, New Delhi Sampark Kranti, Bilaspur – Rewa, and so on.

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