Chhattisgarh’s capital city Raipur is home to nearly 10.1 lakhs Raipurians. There is an umpteen number of tourists paces in Raipur that definitely warrants your attention. But when you’re in the city for all of 24 hours, you’ve got to skim the surface and prioritize your time in favour of these top attractions. From essential eats and historical landmarks to must-see places—follow our lead to ensure you don’t miss out on anything essential. Gear up for an action-packed day in the capital city, as we tell you what you need to do and where you need to go.
Here’s our guide to spending 24-hours catching a glimpse of this diverse and unique city.
4:00 am-6:00 am
There’s something about a sunrise or sunset, isn’t it? Raipur has no dearth of such spots. The land of amazing natural beauty, Raipur, offers its admirers with a plethora of blissful places that are irreplaceable and which stay immortal in their memories. Some of these spots show their best qualities at the opening and closing times of the day. and Atal Nagar is one of those spots. The sunset point at Atal Nagar is a must visit for every traveller.
6:00 am-8:00 am
Marine Drive is not only in Mumbai but also in Raipur. A play area for kids and a jogging track for fitness freaks- this places welcomes anyone who loves relaxing amidst a few trees. Start your day with a walk at Marine Drive.
8:00 am-10:00 am
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because no day that starts with delicious food can end badly. Miss your breakfast and the whole day is spoiled. True story, right? Skip the boring hotel breakfast and gorge on local food at Maggi point, VIP road. Where you can have varieties of Chhattisgarh’s local food like Samosa, Moong Bada, Paratha, Dosa etc….
10:00 am-12:00 pm
The entire 800 Acre area of the Nandanvan Jungle Safari is lush green, with beautiful landscapes. Several indigenous plant species also add up to the vegetation, creating a natural habitat for the animals. It has 130 Acre of water body named ‘Khandwa Reservoir’ which attracts many migratory bird species. Four safaris namely, herbivore, Bear, tiger & Lion Safari has been established. Another 32 species of animal will be exhibited in the upcoming zoo.
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
It’s time to decide on a restaurant for lunch. For lip-smacking gourmet Chhattisgarhi food try Gadh Kalewa. Food has always been a source of turning back to the history and giving us immense satisfaction and happiness. Gadh Kaleva is a place in the heart of the Chhattisgarh state’s capital Raipur within the premises of Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum. Where more than three dozen varieties of traditional Chhattisgarhi cuisines are available.
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
This afternoon will be devoted to exploring the sights of Raipur, starting with Energy Park in VIP road. Many people are tempted to skip Energy park because it’s situated so far from the city, away from the city’s other top attractions. However, it’s a big mistake to do so. The park is situated on the Mana Road and gets its name from the late Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. The uniqueness of this theme-based park is that it is entirely run on solar energy. With large green spaces, expertly maintained gardens, sparkling lake, a fine assortment of flora and fauna and other manmade marvels.
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Lose yourself shopping at Gol Bazar. Gol Bazaris an ideal place to load all your souvenirs to take back home. Choose from rows of colourful flip-flops and the beautifully woven scarves, as well as junk jewellery and stylish clothes. To get the best deals, be ready to bargain hard with the street-side shopkeepers.
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Just a few meters away from the capital city Raipur. Raipur has established a musical fountain at the cost of crores of rupees on the capital pond near Mahanadi Bhavan. Which is a good place for travelers and they must watch it.
9:00 pm-10:00 pm
Thiis place is synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food cravings. It is home to some of the most appreciated cuisines. So as to be able to cater to a large number of diners, it occupies a favourable location at Labhandih. Courtesy to this strategic location, foodies in and around the neighborhood can walk in to this eating house conveniently without facing any hassles related to commuting to this part of the city. It is one of the most sought after Restaurants in Labhandih.
10:00 pm-12:00 am
Your day may come to an end when the clock strikes twelve in the night, but the world doesn’t sleep yet. The city never sleeps. If you’re not dead off your feet and want to head in for some kip to fight off the jet lag, then finish your day with a long drive in Atal Nagar. For once, the city doesn’t remind you of the chaos that your life is. It’s calm, tranquil and laidback. There’s no hustle bustle, no traffic, no honking – no race. You can just be the way you want to be.
So, thats your 24 hour itinerary for Raipur. This is the sure fire way of getting everything you need out of this crazy city in the shortest amount of time