Tourism in AmbikapurAmbikapur in Chhattisgarh is well-known for its scenic beauty, historical sites and pleasant climate. There are several places of interest for those who wish to explore and know more about the place.
Helpline and Important Contact Numbers
Paryatan Bhavan, G. E. Road
Raipur – 492 006 (C.G.) India
Ph: + 91 771 4224600, 4224611, 4224622
Fax: +91 771 4066425
For those looking for a time of travel and exploration they need to look no further than the city of Ambikapur. There are quite a few places that will fascinate the discerning traveller.
Places of Interest in and Around Ambikapur
Tattapani, AmbikapurThis place is a hot spring that has a continuous flow of hot water throughout the year, irrespective of the season and weather. It is said that the water from this spring can cure any kind of skin ailments.
Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra, AmbikapurThese two places are again, very significant places in Ambikapur. Legend says that these are the places where Rama and Sita spent their period of 14 years in exile. Bengra is also believed to be Sita’s birthplace.
Jogimara Caves, Ambikapur
These pre-historic caves apparently date back to 300 B.C. There are many paintings of animals, human beings, birds and flowers on these caves which are made on a white base. They depict the lifestyle of our ancestors.
Thinthini Patthar, AmbikapurThe Thinthini Patthar, or rock, gives out a metallic echo when hit. This sound is considered to be diving by the local people.
Deepadih, AmbikapurIt is a famlous village in the district. It has a few ruined temples and tanks located at around a distance of 1.5 km.
KudargarhIt is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre as it contains the Maa Bagheshwari Devi Mandir, dedicated to Goddess Kudargarhi. The ideal time to visit is during Chaitra Navaratra in April.
Ramgiri MountainThis site is connected to ancient Indian literature. It is belived that the great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa, wrote his epic romance “Meghdoot” while visiting the Ramgiri mountains. His poem celebrates love and separation and contains many verses describing the beauty of these mountains as well.
Buddha Temple in MainpatMainpat is often called the ‘Simla of Chhatisgarh’ for its beauty. It has the beautiful Buddha Temple and the Tiger Point Waterfall, both very popular with tourists.
How to Reach AmbikapurAmbikapur city is quite well-connected to all the surrounding states of Chhattisgarh. The nearest airport is Raipur Airport. Raipur city is located at a distance of 350 km from Ambikapur. If one wants to travel by train, one can catch the overnight express that runs between the city of Durg and Ambikapur daily.
Those who wish to travel by bus or cars can take any of the numerous buses, private as well as public that run from cities like Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg and others. There are also several travel agencies that provide good and affordable travel packages in and around Ambikapur.