Top 5 Things Raipur Is Famous For

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Raipur is the capital city of the central India state of Chhattisgarh. This city is gaining more and more attention nowadays because it is one of India’s mega industrial center. Steel is the primary product of Raipur and a lot of steel manufacturing sites are located inside the city. India, as a whole, has been known to be an exporter of steel products. Another popular industry here is coal mining. But aside from this, the city also boasts of world-class historic and cultural attractions, and shopping centers. Indian cuisine is a delight to try, and Raipur has different delectable delicacies to offer. There are also the best Oyo rooms and hotels for couples for travelers. To learn more about this vibrant city, check out our list of the top things Raipur is famous for.

1. Chhattisgarh Haat

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Chhattisgarh Haat is a marketplace where you’ll find Indian arts and crafts. From tribal handicrafts and textiles to sculptures made of brass and terracotta, accessories, and home decor items, you’ll find it all here. Plus, craftspeople from different parts of the country set up their stalls here and sell their regional items. Don’t forget to admire the beautiful textiles from Chhattisgarh, and the tribal jewellery and masks belonging to the Bastar region, the tribal hub of the state.

Chhattisgarh Haat

Address: Devendra Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492004, India

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

2. Ambuja Mall

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Posted by Ambuja Mall on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Another ultimate shopping destination that is open all year round is the Ambuja Mall. This mall is said to be the most popular mall in the city. Here, you’ll find numerous restaurants serving up authentic Indian cuisines and western delicacies. Plus, there are mid-range to high-price shops touting local, national and international brands. UCB, Nike, Biba, Puma, H&M and Adidas some of the must-visit brands. The mall also has a movie theater and an entertainment arena. To add to that, the mall’s unique architecture reflects Indian culture. Also, the interior exudes a relaxing ambiance that is unique from the other malls in the area.

Ambuja Mall

Address: Main, Vidhan Sabha Rd, Mowa, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492007, India

Website: Ambuja Mall

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

3. Angakar Roti

Chuni Roti
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Angakar roti is a must-try delicacy when in Raipur. In fact, Raipur is directly associated with this local delicacy. When you ask locals which food they would recommend you to try, angakar roti ranks first. So, what makes this food so special? This flatbread is made primarily of rice flour and is made in a traditional stove (chulha). The ingredients are so simple that you will be amazed by the flavors you taste when you take a bite. It looks a bit like a flat pancake but it is packed with spices that greatly enhance its taste and give the dish the extra quality that surpasses all the other rotis in the region. While in Raipur, you can also check out places for the best Biryani and the best cafes you must try - some will likely have ankar roti on the menu!

4. Largest Statue of Swami Vivekananda

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Indian statues usually symbolize religious deities and popular figures. Raipur is home to the world’s largest statue of Swami Vivekananda ,who was the pioneer of the Ramakrishna Mission. At 37 ft (11.3 m), the bronze statue is standing in the midst of Vivekanand Sarovar. It is surrounded by a lake and tall trees. The statue’s purpose is to spread Vivekananda’s philosophy, which is the “potential divinity of the soul.“

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar (Budha Talab)

Address: Vivekananda Sarovar, Budhapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5am - 9am, 3pm - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

5. Raipur Marine Drive

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from People's Gallery

Posted by Marine Drive Raipur - Telibandha Talab on Monday, January 1, 2018

The vibrancy of the colorful buildings around the Raipur Marine Drive is intensified by the tranquility of the adjacent Telibandha lake. The Marine Drive is located in the heart of Raipur. A walk along the pavement during sunset is an ideal activity to do here. At night, it is lit up in different colors. One of the major highlights of this place is the graffiti walls near the lakeside. Also, a part of the Marine Drive operates as an open-air art gallery, where you can peruse the artworks created by local artists. Because of its location, nearby restaurants can be reached on foot. Food stalls are also available here. To gather more and more visitors each year, the government’s tourism board has greatly improved the area by adding amenities for everyone to enjoy, such as wifi connectivity and comfort rooms. There are a lot of wonderful things to do in Raipur, so yes, booking a trip here is worth it.

Raipur Marine Drive

Address: Telibandha Talab, Telibandha Raod Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 492001

Website: Raipur Marine Drive

Visit the beautiful city of Raipur

Lockdown in Raipur due to Covid-19 Pandemic
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Raipur is a fascinating city, with plenty of things to do and see. This largest city in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has ancient temples, historic landmarks, museums, lakes, and a plethora of recreational activities on offer. It is also known for its steel markets.

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