Welcome to Raipur
Chhattisgarh’s ugly, busy capital is a centre for the state’s steel and other industries and, apart from the ruins at Sirpur, a day trip away, has little to detain you. The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board office here is worth visiting, though. The state government, as well as new educational institutions, hospitals, offices, a technology park and an international cricket stadium, are located in the new city of Naya Raipur, 20km southeast. The city airport is also the closest airport to the southern Mukki Gate entrance of Kanha Tiger Reserve .