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Achanakmar Tiger Reserve

A sylvan haven made up of dense deciduous woodlands, snaking rivers, gurgling streams, placid ponds, and tribal villages, Achanakmar is a favoured haunt of the elusive tiger. British-era rest houses,

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Oct 4, 2018

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Gangrel & Other Dams – Raipur

An enjoyable way to spend a day off Raipur is to pack a hamper full of treats and do a circuit of the dams around the city, feasting your eyes on lush countryside along the paddy-flanked roads. The da

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Oct 2, 2018

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Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

smallish reserve covered in virginal woodland. Barnawapara promises excellent sightings of resident fauna, including leopards and a variety of deer. The sanctuary can be covered as a day trip east fro

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Oct 2, 2018

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A chapter from the Ramayana – Shivrinarayan

Sitting none too prettily at the confluence of the Mahanadi with the Jonk and Shivnath rivers is the town of Shivrinarayan. The place is imbued with mythology, specifically the legend of Shabari from

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Sep 25, 2018

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A religious high – Dongargarh

The site of a much-revered hilltop shrine in honour of a local deity - dating back, according to some, to the 1st century BC Dongargarh spiritual importance is offset by its scenic lakes and hills. Mo

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Sep 20, 2018

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Devrani – Jethani Temple Complex

Called thus for no apparent reason save that they stand juxtaposed a few feet from each other in the same complex, the Devrani-jethani temples - both dedicated to Shiva were discovered by J D Benglar

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Sep 17, 2018

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Site of the twin Devrani-Jethani temples – Tala or Talegaon

A sleepy yet picturesque riverside village, Tala or Talegaon is the site of the twin Devrani-Jethani temples. Not much remains of these ancient structures except for flashes of sculptural brilliance t

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Sep 17, 2018

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An ancient capital – Sirpur

In Sirpur, stones do the talking since almost everything we know about this dreamy archaeological site has been tentatively reconstructed from inscriptions and carvings. With many still shrouded in my

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Aug 23, 2018

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Vallabhacharya’s Birthplace – Champaran

The leafy village of Champaran (aka Champaranya) marks the place of birth of Vallabhacharya, one of five recognised Acharyas in the Hindu tradition. It is also home to the Champeshwar Mahadev Temple w

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Aug 23, 2018

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Kabir Math, Damakheda

One of many esoteric sects that grew to prominence in Chhattisgarh was the Kabir Panth. It owes its presence in the state to Dharamdas. a contemporary disciple of Kabir, a strong proponent of the Bhak

by Sravan Kranthi Kiran - Aug 21, 2018

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