Top things to do

Hindu Temple in Raipur

Laxman Temple

Sirpur's 7th-century Laxman Temple is one of the oldest brick temples in India.
Nature Reserve in Raipur

Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

East of Sirpur, the forests of the 245-sq-km Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary are home to a few dozen sometimes-seen leopards, many deer and antelopes, around 300 sloth bears and a few wild elephants.
Indian in Raipur

Girnar Restaurant

This well-groomed institution of a restaurant serves good-quality Indian food. It’s on the 1st floor, right opposite Hotel Radhika's reception. The thali section upstairs (closed 3.30 to 7.30pm) is excellent too.