Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh, is one of the fast-growing cities in Chhattisgarh and a tourist hub as well. Often referred to as the rice bowl of India, Raipur is an emerging city in terms of its industrial development and tourism.
Raipur is home to one of the biggest and largest steel markets in India and also one of the biggest industrial centers. It is also one of the largest cities of Chhattisgarh and hence visited by many tourists all over. Raipur has more than 200 steel mills and six steel plants. Apart from these, the city also boasts off aluminum, power and also coal industries. Raipur was initially a part of Madhya Pradesh before Chhattisgarh was formed and that happened in 2000 and since Raipur has made its place in the most visited places of the state. Thought the popular belief is that there is not much to see and do in this city, the fact remains that Raipur does have many tourist attractions apart from the steel industries and coal factories. From lakes to temples, there is a lot that one can see in Raipur.
Plan a trip to this underexplored city of Raipur and see how it leaves a lasting impression on you. And for people who love shopping, Raipur is an absolute delight since Raipur is also famous for its terracotta. So while you are busy exploring Raipur, you can also indulge in some shopping. And if you happen to visit during festivals or events, then it is an added advantage, Raipur celebrates many festivals with much pomp and gaiety and to be a part of these festivals means to get an insight into the culture of this city.