INTRODUCTIONsteel plants. The revenue of this state comes mainly from Bhilai Steel plant and thus it is a very economically important city. This was initially a small town and later grew rapidly in the decades following the construction of the steel plant.
Bhilai is located southwest of Chhattisgarh state of India, its latitude is 21 13' 0 N and longitude is 81 25' 60 E.
Bhilai was originally under the reign of Haihaivansi Rajputs Kingdom till 1740.Later it was passed to the Maratha rulers and then came under the administration of the British from 1853.A decade later the Russian government took measures to establish a Indian Steel plant which was second of its kind in the country. Only after this transformation of this village into a modern city took place.Bhilai is also becoming a pioneer in the field of education and technology.
Bhilai, the busy city also celebrates some common festivals of the country like Durga Pooja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi and Pongal which are celebrated in different parts of India.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Nagpura - This place located at a distance of 2 kms from Durg is known for its Jain Temples and Pasharwanth Tirth.
This temple is located at a distance of about 20 kms from Balod and it houses Sita Maiya’s Mandir which is been constructed in the midst of a dense jungle.
PLACES OF INTEREST
BalodBalod which is situated at a distance of about 58 km.from Durg is famous for the old palace Prachin Kila,Mandir & Sati Chabutra.
This garden which is controlled by the Bhilai township is featured with musical fountain which happens to be the biggest in Asia and it attracts large crowds.Maitribagh also houses a zoo of various animals and birds. For amusement there is a lake along with toy train.
DeobalodThis place is known for the oldest Shiv Mandir and it is situated about 3 km. from Bhilai.
The major attraction of the tourist visiting Tandula is the dam on the river Tandula and this place is located at a distance of about 60 km.from the district of Durg.
The irrigation department also offers guest houses for the visitors.
This place is located at a distance of about 45 kms from the Durg and it nestles an ancient palace called Prachin Kila.
There is also a temple in close proximity to the Palace.
This temple which is located at a distance of about 20 kms from Balod is in a dense jungle and the goddess worshipped here is Sita Maiya wife of ord Rama.Close to this temple there is a small water fall which pours down in the month of July and February.
NagpuraThis is situated at 2 km. from the district of Durg and is famous for Jain Temples & Pasharwanath Tirth.
The major attraction of this place is the dam on the river Kharkhara which is situated at a distance of about 95 km. away from Durg.The total length of the dam is 1128 m.
The Hajra fall which pours from a height of 150 feet is located 11 kms away from Bhilai and it is an important tourist attraction in this city.
2.Hotel Vatsa International
5.Indian coffee house
Though there is nothing much to ship in the city of Bhilai,some common areas of shopping includes Indra Palace, Akash Ganga, Power House Market, Supela Market and Civic center.
HIGH RANGE HOTELS
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4.HOTEL SUDHA REGENCY
1.HOTEL ASHISH INTERNATIONAL
HOW TO REACH
The nearest national and international airport is at Raipur which caters flights to different parts of the country.
Nearest Railway station to reach Bhilai, is Durg, which is well connected to all over India.
Bhilai is connected by good motorable roads with Raipur 22 kms, Durg 13 kms.Bhilai is on National Highway and is well connected with surrounding states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.