Best Things To Do In Raipur, India

things to do in raipur india

Raipur is an unexplored and unknown place among tourists, as they are not aware of the many tourist attractions that actually exist here. There is the world famous Mahant Ghasidas Museum here, and the picturesque Ghatarani Waterfalls, located in a forest. Raipur also boasts of the Magneto Mall, which is the largest mall in central India, and an international cricket stadium. Come with us to explore the best things to see and do in Raipur, India.

1. Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum

Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya Raipur
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This museum was built by the Maharaja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon in the year 1875. It comprises five galleries and also has different sections like the archaeology section, anthropology and the natural history section. The museum also has a library with the records of Raipur city’s history. The museum is visited by thousands of tourists every year, as it has an astounding collection of ancient sculptures, potteries and etchings in stone and metal.

Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum

Address: Ghadi Chowk, Near Raj Bhavan, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

Website: Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum

2. Magneto Mall

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Magneto Mall was opened in the year 2010. It is the largest mall in the central part of India with a huge parking area for more than 700 cars, along with an atrium and a huge food court. It also has a 4 screen multiplex, and banquet halls. The mall has all the best national and international brands under one roof, a hypermarket, and anchor stores. There is a disco and a pub there, plus an open air restaurant, a fine dining restaurant and also a gaming zone. Truly there is something for everyone at Magneto Mall!

Magneto Mall

Address: Labhandi G.E Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

Website: Magneto Mall

3. An outing to Urja Park

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Urja Park is located in the heart of Raipur city. The gardens in the park are exquisitely crafted and it also has boating facilities, which are availed by most visitors to the park. This park also has a very good Science Center, which shows the uses of different forms of energy. It is visited by science lovers from all over the city and also from the whole of India. The park is an ideal place to spend a day out, especially with your kids.

Urja Park

Address: Shop No 15, R D Tiwari School Complex, Amapara, G E Road, Near Azad Chowk Thana, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

Website: Urja Park

4. The picturesque Ghatarani Waterfalls

Ghatarani Waterfalls
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Ghatarani Waterfalls in Raipur is a popular spot among the locals, and it is also the biggest waterfall in Chattisgarh. It has beautiful locales of very thick vegetation. There is lovely lush greenery all around the falls, which makes it a good place for a family picnic. Tourists need to trek through the forest to reach the Ghatarani Waterfalls, and the waterfall flows into a natural pool of water where tourists can take a dip or have a swim. During the rainy season, the waterfall is in full flow and it is best not to visit it at this time, as the cascade is rough and dangerous and the rocks are also very slippery.

Ghatarani Waterfalls

Address: Abhanpur Tehsil, Raipur District, Durg, Chhattisgarh 493109

Website: Ghatarani Waterfalls

5. Visit the Jatmai Temple

Jatmai Temple
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Jatmai Temple is set amid a lush green forest near the gushing Ghatarani Waterfall in Raipur. It is an ancient place of worship and is dedicated to the Hindu goddess, Mata Jatmai. It is beautifully adorned with many towers and the main entrance of the temple carries murals depicting the Hindu mythological characters. The shrine in the temple has a stone idol which is placed inside the sanctuary. During festivals the temple attracts many devotees and has a heavy festive look.

Jatmai Temple

Address: Raipur, Deona, Chhattisgarh 493996

Website: Jatmai Temple

6. Shri Rajiv Lochan

Rajiv Lochan Temple, Rajim
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The Shri Rajiv Lochan Mandir in Raipur is famous for its heritage and magnificent architecture. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu and the edifice of the temple rests on twelve columns, which are embroidered with stone carvings and have the faces of the Hindu gods. It attracts many tourists during Rajim Lochan Mahaostav, which is held from 16th February to 1st March every year.

Shri Rajiv Lochan Temple

Address: Rajim, Chhattisgarh 493885

Website: Shri Rajiv Lochan Temple

7. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
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The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is located in the city of Raipur. It was established in the year 2008, and is one of the most advanced and modern stadiums in India. It hosted its first major cricket game in 2010 between the Canadian cricket team vs Chhattisgarh in a one-day cricket match. Famous IPL matches have also been played here, like Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors India and the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

Address: Sector 3, Parsada-3, Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492101

Website: The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium

8. Retail therapy at the Ambuja City Centre mall

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The Ambuja City Centre in Raipur was designed by the renowned architect Vivek Rathore. It comprises of a shopping mall which has all the major global retail brands and also local brands. The mall has a 4-screen cineplex, entertainment arena, and there is a food court and a club. The Ambuja City Centre is a complete family spot for people from Raipur and the neighboring areas as well. People come here to just unwind and shop, dine and hangout with friends and family for a complete experience.

Ambuja City Centre

Address: Main Vidhan Sabha Road, Near Saddu Nala, Mowa, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492007

Website: Ambuja City Centre

Raipur: a city that shows you how to unwind

Raipur Railway Station Entrance
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You would never have imagined that Raipur in Chhatisgarh would boast of the largest mall in the whole of Central India. It is truly a paradise for those who come here to just explore it. From sports to culture to nature, you will find it all in this Indian gem, Raipur.

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