Best Tourist Places in Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
Durg is a city located in Durg District of Chhattisgarh State, India. It is the administrative headquarter of Durg District, considered as the third biggest District of Chhattisgarh State. The Pin Code of Durg starts from 491001 and the city is situated at an elevation of 290 meters. Durg coordinates at 21.19° N 81.28° E.
Durg is located in the vicinity of famous Bhilai Steel Plant of Bhilai and is home to numerous oil mills, mining, bell-metal working and brass working industries. Durg features a dry tropical climate and the major rivers flow through Durg include Sheonath, Tandula, Sheonath and Mahanadi.
Landmarks in Durg:-
- Ganga Maiyaat Jhalmala Temple
- Jain shrine of Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth
- Dalli Rajhara
History of Durg:-
Durg was a part of ‘Dakshina’ in earlier times and was visited by the Chinese voyager Huien Tsang during the 4th century. Durg witnessed the rule of Maurya Empire, Marathas and the British Empire.
Food, Culture and Shopping in Durg:-
Durg people like both vegetarian and non vegetarian food items. Doobraj Rice, Sahu Jalebi Bhandar, Bafauri, Mahua and Makri Dhaba are the major cuisines and Wheat, Jowar and Maize are the main staple food of the people at Durg.
Durg culture itself is very wealthy and interesting and is rich in its performing arts. This region has been influenced by the folk arts and performing arts of various forms of other regions. Durg has many tribal groups and all the tribal communities have various dance forms of their own.
Durg shopping means splurging on the objects given attractive figure by the tribal community very connoisseur and generate magnificent items of artistic values. Durg is well known for exceptional handiworks that includes of complex showpieces, gift items and valuable products.
How to reach Durg?
Durg is well connected with Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur through National Highway 6. There are regular buses plying between Durg and its surrounding regions and one can board buses from Steel Colony Bus Stop (4 km away) and other local bus terminals. Durg Railway Station is placed 2 km away from the heart of Durg city and Durg is served by Raipur Airport situated at a distance of 55 kms. There are Autos and Jeeps available to reach airport.
Places to see in Durg:-
Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth:-
Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth is a holy place devoted to Shri Parshwa Prabhu. It is situated just few kms away from Durg town centre. The temple comprises a statue of the originator of Uvasaggaharam Mantra ‘Shri Bhadrabahu Swami’.
Tandula is a dam situated in Balod of Durg District. It was built in the year 1912 and is situated near the convergence of Sukha Nala and Tandula River. Tandula Dam covers an area of 827.2 sq. km. and has a water storage space capacity of 312.25 million cubic meters.
Deorbijia Temple is an ancient temple located in Deorbijia of Durg District. It attracts pilgrims from all over the district and has near proximity with another famous temple of Janjgir District.
Maitri Bagh is a children favour park and is the combined project of the Russian and the Indian governments. It is widely popular for its landscaped gardens include a toy train and a lake.
Sheorinarayan Temple was built during the period of 13th century and designed with beautiful Indian architecture. It is one of the must see places in Durg.
Other tourist attractions in and around Durg include:-
- Hindi Bhawan
- Durg District Court building
- Jain Temple
- Goddess Ganga temple
- Chandi Mandir
Best time to visit Durg:-
Best time to visit Durg is during winter season from October to February.
Accomodation options in and around Durg:-
Hotels situated in Durg provide best hospitality services with different facilities include doctor on call, 24 hour internet connectivity, gym, hot water bath, air ticket booking, laundry, varieties of foods from North India, South India and Western, garden area, cable TV, swimming pool and recreation room. The major hotels in Durg and its nearby regions are as follows:
- Vijay International Hotel
- Dream Palace Hotel
- Sagar International Hotel
- Ashish International Hotel
- Ginger Hotel – Durg
- Avalon The
- Lovely Palace Hotel
- Hotel Al Zaiqa
- Hotel Tulip Inn
- Dream Palace
- Hotel Avalon