Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Tourists should explore historically significant places, palaces, lakes, gardens, parks, religious places, etc. The economy of Raipur is based on agricultural processing, alloy, cement, steel, and production of grains like rice. Raipur successfully serves the purpose of commerce and trade for forest and local agricultural products. This place has been the largest market for steel in India. Raipur has 6 steel plants, 195 sponge iron plants, 200 steel-rolling mills, over 60 plywood factories, over 35 ferro-alloy plants, and 500 agro industries.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Raipur Airport is officially called Swami Vivekananda Airport. It is one of the 35 non-metro airports being modernized by the AAI. With unprecedented increase in traffic, a new terminal has been constructed in this airport at a cost of Rs. 136 crore. Some of the facility additions done here are three security check-points, two X-ray luggage machines, twenty check-in counters, two aero-bridges, three conveyor belts, fifteen immigration counters, etc. Some of the landing and navigational facilities present are CAT 1 ILS, NDB, DME, and DVOR. The transport available from the airport includes buses, taxis, and rental cars. Airlines operating from Raipur are JetKonnect, Air India, Jet Airways, and IndiGo. The popular destinations include Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Visakhapatnam.
More Information on Raipur
The place is spread over 226 sq km and has a population of 1,122,555. The languages spoken here are Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, and English. The must-visit places in Raipur are:
- Chhuikhadan Palace
- Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum
- Budha Lake
- Nandanvan Garden
- Urja Park
- Rajeev Smriti Van
- Banjari Mata Mandir
- Shadani Darbar
- Dudhadari Temple
- Nagar Ghadi
October to January is the best time to visit Raipur.