Hill Stations In Chhattisgarh: 5 Top Chhattisgarh Hill Station List

Hill Stations in Chhattisgarh: The Hindi name ‘Chhattisgarh’ translates to 36 forts in English which is believed to have been derived from the presence of 36 forts in the area in olden times. Perhaps, it is in keeping with this name that today, Chhattisgarh is the tenth largest state in India. The state is resource rich and a source of electricity, coal and steel for the country. Land-locked from all sides, this tropical paradise is covered with fertile plains, deciduous forests, rich wildlife, birds, rivers and waterfalls. Chhattisgarh even has a few stunning hill stations which prove to be a perfect getaway from the city. Here are 5 hill stations where you can relax or explore your adventurous side.

5 Amazing Hill Station In & Near Chhattisgarh- 2019 List

Hill Station in ChattisgarhRegionDistance From City
Mainpat Hill StationsNear Raipur355 Km
Chirmiri Hill StationsNear Bilaspur177 Km
Baila Dila Hill StationsNear Raipur375 Km
Gadiya MountainsNear Bhilai136 Km
AmbikapurNear Raipur335 Km

Hill Stations Chhattisgarh: Complete Guide for Best Hill stations In & Near Chhattisgarh

1. Mainpat – Serene Hill Stations in Chhattisgarh 

Mainpat is a plateau surrounded by dense forests. It is locally known as “Mini Tibet” because of its Tibetan refugee settlements and also called “Shimla of Sarjula”. The unexploited jungles and waterfalls prove to be a fascinating honeymoon destination in the state as well. Perched at an altitude of 1100 meters, it is home to tribal settlements of Manjhi Majhwar, Kanwar and Pahadi Korwa.

 Mainpat - Serene Hill Stations in Chhattisgarh 

Distance from the capital city, Raipur: Mainpat is 355 km from Raipur.

Why Visit: Various attractions and adventurous activities add to the beauty of the place while adding a dose of thrill. A unique point of interest here is Jaljali, which is a bouncing land and jumping here can cause an earthquake!

By Road – Mainpat can be reached easily by taking a bus or a cab. Ambikapur and Raigarh are two from where a road journey can be best undertaken. Take a local cab or bus to Mainpat from Ambikapur. Mainpat road is the fastest route you can take. Avoid driving after dusk.

By Flight – Raipur is the nearest airport which is well connected from most major cities in India. Overnight buses can be taken to Ambikapur from Raipur at a cost of Rs. 500. Mainpat is located a distance of 1.5 hours from here.

Jet Airways, Indigo and Air India operate from major cities like Delhi to Raipur at an average fare of Rs. 4,000.

By Train – A train journey can be taken from Raipur to Ambikapur at a cost of approximately Rs. 300. A road journey can then take you to Mainpat.

Trains that operate from Delhi to Raipur:

  • Chhattisgarh Express
  • Samta Express
  • New Delhi – Bilaspur Rajdhani
  • Chhattisgarh Sampark Kranti
  • Hazrat Nizammuddin – Raigarh Gondwana Express

Things To Do In Mainpat:

Mainpat is an adventure travellers delight. Some things you can do here are:

  • Para sailing
  • Para-gliding
  • Rappelling
  • Mountain climbing
  • River crossing
  • Trekking

Places To Visit In Mainpat:

  • Dhakpo Monastery
  • Fish Falls
  • Tiger Point
  • Tibetan refugee camp
  • Mehta Point
  • Jaljali
  • Tatapani

Best Hotels In Mainpat:

Saila Tourist Resort | Tiger Fall Camping Resort | Mercury Resort and Restaurant

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2. Chirmiri – Historic Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Chirmiri lies in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh and is also known as the “Heaven of Chhattisgarh”. It is widely known for its coal mines and temples. October – April is a good time to visit the place and enjoy nature walks, trekking or camping in forest camps.

Chirmiri - Historic Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Distance from the capital city, Raipur:

Chirmiri is 290.8 km from Raipur

Why Visit: Visit Chirmiri for its natural beauty, heavenly temples, waterfalls and forests. A must visit temple here is Lord Jagannath Temple which is an exact replica of that in Puri.

By Road – There are various buses you can take from Raipur railway junction to Chirmiri. You can also book a cab for approximately Rs. 5000. You can take the NH130 or Bilaspur – Marwahi Bypass Rd from Raipur to Chirmiri with a travel time of 7 hours.

By Flight – In order to reach Chirmiri by flight, you can take a flight to Raipur.

By Train – Chirmiri is well connected to major cities by regular trains.

Trains from Delhi to Chirmiri

  • Durg Humsafar
  • Hirakund Express
  • FZR Durg Antyodya Express

Approximate fare – Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000

Things To Do In Chirmiri:

  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Nature Walks

Places To Visit In Chirmiri:

  • Lord Jagannath Temple
  • Haldibadi Temple
  • Bartunga Sati Temple
  • Maha Maya Temple – one of the 52 Shakthi Peeths
  • Amrit Dhara Falls
  • Hasdeo River

Best Hotels In Chirmiri:

Mahamaya Lodge | Alvina Hotel | Hotel Midtown | Hotel Mayura

3. Baila Dila – Beautiful Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Baila Dila is a hill station located in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. This mountain range is named so because it looks like a hump of an ox. The Baila Dila range is also the highest point in Chhattisgarh and is known for its iron ore.

Baila Dila - Beautiful Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Distance from the capital city, Raipur:

Baila Dila is 375 km from Raipur

Why Visit: Baila Dila is a place where you can get close to nature’s beauty. Waterfalls, gardens and forests are abundant and you can also enjoy various outdoor activities like trekking, hiking and rappelling.

By Road – Take the Kanker Roadways bus playing from Raipur to Baila Dila. Approximate time taken is 9 hours. Cabs from Raipur cost about Rs. 5000 to reach Baila Dila. Common routes that can be taken are either through SH 5 or via NH53 and SH 5. One route goes through Barauda and the other from Bhilai and Durg, both these routes converge at Bhanupratap Main Chowk.

By Flight – You can either fly to Raipur or Rajahmundry Airport, Andhra Pradesh to reach Baila Dila.

Spice Jet flies from Delhi to Rajahmundry Airport at an approximate fare of Rs. 4,500.

By Train – Nearest train station to Bailadila is Bacheli or Bhansi.

Trains from Delhi to Bacheli

  • Hirakund Express
  • Bangalore Rajdhani
  • VSKP KRDL Pass

Average Fare – Rs. 500

Things To Do In Baila Dila:

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Rappelling

Places To Visit In Baila Dila:

  • Danteshwari Temple
  • Batissa Temple
  • Bailadila Iron Ore
  • Kadampal tailing Dam
  • Indravati National Park
  • Bodhghat Sath Dhar
  • Barsur
  • Memory Pillars of Gamawada
  • Tirathgarh and Chitrakoot Waterfall

Best Hotels In Baila Dila:

Regal Lodge | Durga Mandir Hotel | Madhuban Lodging Services

4. Gadiya Mountain, Kanker – Popular Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Gadiya Mountain, in the Kanker district, is also known as the Kila Dongri because of its natural form of a fort. A major attraction of this place is the Doodh river flowing beneath the mountain. On the occasion of Mahashivratri, a huge festival is held and people visit the place from all over to offer their prayers. This place is filled with other age-old attractions and natural beauty.

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Gadiya Mountain, Kanker - Popular Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Distance from the capital city, Raipur:

Kanker district is 157.9 km from Raipur

Why Visit: A natural reservoir atop the mountain is said to never dry. The Churi Pagar cave, waterfalls, Kanker palace and temples look absolutely splendid and should not be missed.

By Road – Take the Kanker Roadways buses or book a cab to Kanker from Raipur. Cab fare costs approximately Rs. 2500. You can travel via NH30 or Durg Dalli Rajhara Road with a travel time of 4 hours.

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By Flight – Flights from all major cities in India fly to Raipur.

By Train – You can take a train to Raipur or Durg from any city and then travel by road to Kanker.

Things To Do In Kanker:

  • Tribal tour
  • Buy wooden art and craft
  • Explore wildlife and heritage

Places To Visit In Kanker:

  • Kanker Palace
  • Gadiya Mountain
  • Churi Pagar Cave
  • Malanjhkudum Waterfall
  • Chare-Marre Waterfall
  • Shivani Temple
  • Keshkal Ghat
  • Bhandari Para Dam
  • Kherkatta Reservoir
  • Dudhawa Dam

Best Hotels In Kanker:

Kanker Palace Heritage | Hotel Bafna Lawn | Hotel Anandam | Hotel Ivy

5. Ambikapur – Fun Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Located in Surguja district, Ambikapur is full of dense forests, hills, temples, caves, rivers, hot water springs and spectacular waterfalls. Jogimara Caves and Ramgir mountains are popular archaeological sites located here. It was the capital of the princely state of Surguja before independence.

Ambikapur - Fun Hill Station in Chhattisgarh

Distance from the capital city, Raipur:

Ambikapur is located at a distance of 334.9 km from Raipur

Why Visit: Visit Ambikapur because of its beautiful outdoor tourist attractions like Deogarh, Thin-Thini Patthar, Pawai Waterfall, Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary and Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Way To Get There:

    By Road – Cabs from Raipur can be taken at an average price of Rs. 4000. Take the straight route from Raipur through Bilaspur via NH130 to reach your destination.

    By Flight – Flights from major cities operate for Raipur

    By Train – Direct trains run from various cities to Ambikapur railway station

    Things To Do In Ambikapur:

    • Take a dip in the hot water spring
    • Pay a visit at age-old temples
    • Enjoy a picnic near a waterfall

    Places To Visit In Ambikapur:

    • Mahamaya Mandir
    • Tiger Point Waterfall
    • Tattapani (hot spring)
    • Fish point
    • Buddha Temple
    • Chendra waterfall (picnic spot)
    • Kudargarh in Surajpur District (Bagheshwari Devi Temple)
    • Bhaiyathan in Surajpur District (Patal Bhairav Mandir)
    • Dipadih (Ancient Sculptors)
    • Rakasganda
    • Sitabengara
    • Semarsot
    • Maa Vaneshwari Devi temple
    • Durga Temple

    Best Hotels In Ambikapur:

    Hotel Kanchan | Hotel Avalon Hill | Hotel Birendra Prabha | Grand Basant

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