BARANAWAPARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Located in northern part of Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the finest and important wildlife sanctuaries in the region.
Established in 1976 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the sanctuary is relatively a small one covering an area of only 245 sq km. the topography of the region comprises of flat and hilly terrain with altitudes ranging between 265-400 mts. The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush green vegetations and unique wildlife.
The nearest airport from the sanctuary is Raipur (85 km). Mahasamund Railway Station (60 km) is the nearest railhead from the Barnawapara Sanctuary.
Located at about 60 km from Raipur, Champaran is a small but famous village as it’s the birthplace of the saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh Sect. A beautiful temple has been built in honor of this great saint, which has enhanced the religious sanctity of the place.
The temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva is another attraction at Champaran, worth visiting on your Champaran Tour. Raipur is the nearest airport and railhead from Champaran. Champaran is easily accessible by road from Raipur (60-68 km) both via Arang and via Rajim.
Rajim is famous for its rich cultural heritage and the beautiful ancient temples. Situated on the right bank of the river Mahanadi, Rajim was once considered an important urban center in the Mahakoshal region. Visit Rajim and see the amazing temples and sculptures and discover the ancient cultural heritage of the region on your Rajim Tour.
Raipur is the nearest airport and railhead from Rajim. Rajim is easily accessible by road from Raipur (50 km),you can get buses at regular interval.
Sirpur, a famous historical site of Chhattisgarh, is one of the major tourist attractions of central India. Located on the bank of holy Mahanadi River, Sirpur was famous for its ancient art and craft as well as religious and spiritual knowledge and science.
Laxman Temple is one of the finest brick temples in India, this is characterized by exquisite carvings and precise construction. Sheshnaag serves as an umbrella to Load Shiva on the top of the entrance, while incarnations of Load Vishnu, Krishna Leela ornamental symbols, and erotic carvings adorn the sides.