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Hill Stations in Chhattisgarh

This is tibetan settlement by govt of India. You will find mini tibet here.There are around 1500 tibetans living here for decades. You will find best of buddhist culture by tibetan people. Mainpat is a small hill stations of India. This hilltop is origin of two main rivers of Chhattisgarh, Rihand and Mand.

The place is lush green and the romantic dawn and dusk so very enchanting. Manipat is said to be the best honey moon destination. Mainpat is on a plateau with the area surrounded by jungles.The yet to be explored place has beautiful hill slopes, jungles, waterfalls and is a hill station that has not been exploited. There is a Tibetan settlement that offers an excellent opportunity for inter action with them. In fact, Mainpat is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ because of the settlements. It is also called the Shimla of Sarguja because of what nature has created.

Mainpat is a favourable tourist destination. The place is a small village is in Chhattisgarh. Mainpat is known for the Tibetan refugee camps that have come up in the area.  There are seven Tibetan settlements in the area. The small village is perched on an altitude of 1000 metres and is the home of tribes like Manjhi Majhwar, Kanwar and Pahadi Korwa. The tribals in the village lead a simple life and are basically farmers. The place became popular when the Tibetan exiles settled here. Mainpat is the most forested area in India.

Fish Falls- This waterfall is near the Tibetan camp number 6. This is a beautiful place and a must see place. The place got its name from a particular kind of fish found in the place.Tiger Point- This is another waterfall near the Tibetan camp number six and a good place for picnics. Tiger Point is also the gateway to Mainpat.There are steps leading to the falls. The other waterfalls are Sarbhanja and Kings Waterfalls. 
Tatapani- It is in the same district and is famous for the hot water reservoirs. Dhakpo Monastery- This is a Gelug monastery and unlike all other monasteries, this monastery is small. The place is a haven for trekkers and for people who have the thrill for adventure sports can have a choice of sports like Para sailing, para-gliding, rappelling, mountain climbing, river crossing and tracking.

The best time to visit Mainpat is in the monsoon and in winter. There are restaurants in and around the picnic spots. The forest department has a rest house for which permission has to be obtained from the local police office.  Mainpat is 178km from Raigarh and 80km from Ambikapur. Best time to visit is in the monsoon season and winter season. Staying options include the privately owned Mercury Resorts and a Govt owned Resort. The travel advisory to all visitors is that they should avoid travel at night.

Some of the Hill stations in Chhattisgarh are listed below :-

  1. Mainpat
  2. Amritdhara Falls in Chirmiri, 
  3. Chirmiri
  4. Mainpat
  5. Amarkantak Lapha hill 

Adventure Sports :-
  1. River Crossing
  2. Jorbing ball
  3. Rock Climbing
  4. Jungle Camp
  5. Rapelling
  6. Paracelling
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