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Raipur

Raipur

Weather

Raipur experiences typical sub tropical climatic conditions with warn summers and humid monsoon season. The summer months ranging between March and July are warm and sticky with maximum temperatures rising as high as 45 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season from July-September brings adequate rainfall to Raipur making it a little too humid for comfort. The winter season in Raipur is pleasantly enjoyable. Average temperatures between October to February range between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. Raipur receives good sunshine in the winter season making it a perfect time to catch up with the cultural richness of this vibrant city.

How To Reach

By Road:

Raipur is well connected by good motor able roads and highways. Reaching Raipur by road is by far the most preferred route used by majority of the tourists. Raipur is located at a distance of 23 Kms from the steel city of Bhillai. Kolkata is located at a distance of 823 Kms while Nagpur is 293 Kms away from Raipur city.


By Air:

The Raipur domestic airport located at a distance of 10 Kms from Raipur city center connects the city to all major Indian cities and towns. Taxis and Buses are easily available outside the Raipur airport to reach the city center. Raipur airport has daily flights connecting the state capital of Chhattisgarh to Delhi, Kolkata, Indore and Bhopal.



By Rail:

Raipur has a dedicated railway station with good connectivity from all major towns of Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Raipur railway station is one of the most important junctions under the Chhattisgarh railway division. Raipur station is well connected to New Delhi, Bhillai and Mumbai with regular train services. Local cabs and buses are available outside the Raipur railway station to visit various attractions across the city.


Overview

Raipur city located on the banks of Mahanadi River in the Chota Raipur Plateau region is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Stretching over an area of 225 square Kilometers, Raipur is the also referred to as the rice bowl of India. Raipur attracts a large number of tourists to witness the rich cultural heritage of the region. From being a sleepy small town to the state capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur offers the face of modern developing economy of India with thriving industries and agriculture on one hand and cultural richness and vibrant colors on the other.

 

Due to its strategic location amid large blocks of coal and a thriving steel industry, Raipur receives a large number of business travelers. The city offers a wide range of accommodation options from budget hotels to elite luxury ones. The people of Chhattisgarh are warm and friendly. A large number of ethnic tribal’s live within close proximity to Raipur making it one of the most colorful regions in India.

 

The city has a large number of swanky shopping malls and high end luxury hotels catering to the needs of the travelers. With its rich alluvial soil, the city is a hotbed of agricultural activity producing some of the best varieties of rice and maize. For the shopping enthusiasts, Raipur offers a wide range of shopping excursions ranging from tribal handicrafts to ethnic wear fabrics and Dhruva Saris.

 

From the magnificent cultural richness to spiritual highs to historic landmarks of Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum and Barnawapara Sanctuary, Raipur has something it in for every one attracting a great number of tourists, historians and art lovers alike. Raipur with its rich culture and colorful ambience is definitely one of the rare gems of India showing the natural landscape beauty complementing the cultural richness of the Indian heritage at its very best.