Hanuman Dhara

Hanuman Dhara a popular place for tourist

Hanuman Dhara is situated in Chitrakoot, it is a hill where a idol of Lord Hanuman is present. The location coordinates are 22°3’5″N 82°38’22″E. The city of Janjgir-Champa is found in the centre of Chhattisgarh, hence it is popularly known as ‘The Heart of Chhattisgarh‘. It plays an important role in the production of food grains, therefore it is one of the fast-developing towns of the state. Janjgir-Champa is in the city of Maharaja Jajwalya, who belonged to the Kulchury Dynasty.

There a number of important pilgrimages are located in the district of Janjgir-Champa, some of them are the Vishnu Mandir, Laxmaneshwar Temple, Adbhar, Nahariya Baba Temple, Durga Devi Mandir, Shivarinarayan Temple, Chandrahasini Temple, etc. Other tourist places are Madanpurgarh, Kanhara, Pithampur, Dewar Ghata, Damudhara, Ghatadai and more. The Vishnu Temple is the most famous temple, as it depicts the artistic ancient culture of the Vaishnav Community.


Chhattisgarh came into existence as a state on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh. It shares its border with six states, namely Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east, Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. The state is endowed with a rich cultural heritage that includes its varied crafts, folk dance, food and theatre, and attractive natural diversity. It is also home to some of India’s ancient caves, finest waterfalls, picturesque palaces, temples, Buddhist sites, rock paintings, hill plateaus and rare wildlife. While the northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, the central part is fertile plain. Mountains, plateaus and plains constitute roughly a third each of the state’s physiography. Major rivers of the state include Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari, Narmada, Hasdo, Shivnath and Arpa. Identified as one of the richest biodiversity habitats in the country, Chhattisgarh has one of the densest forests in India, rich wildlife, several species of exotic flora and fauna and abundant non-timber forest products, with tremendous potential for value addition. Following its formation as a state, the nine original districts were further bifurcated, and as a result, the state now has 27 district administrative units. In the last phase of reorganization of districts, nine new districts were created and notified on 26 January 2012 to bring administration and governance closer to people, and also to address the spatial and other challenges that the state faces. There are a variety of tourist places in Chhattisgarh most of which lie virtually unexplored. The unspoilt green forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateaus and winding rivers offer a feast to eyes. The caves and forts of a forgotten era add to the variety of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Myriads of wild lives hide in the forests of Chhattisgarh, which occupy a huge 42% of the state’s land surface. Last but not the least important to mention is the lure of exotic tribal life of Chhattisgarh that acts as a magnet to attract tourist to the city of Chhattisgarh. *Copyright of Pictures and Information in this page might belong to someone else as all the data in this page are taken from different sources.

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