Cultural Heritage of Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, a little paradise in central India, is not only known for its exceptional scenic beauty, but the region also has a history of its own. Famous for its unique and varied tribal populations, including the world-famous Gonds tribes of Bastar region, Chhattisgarh has a rich cultural heritage, dating back to thousands of years. Chhattisgarh has its own unique form of dances, music, religious beliefs (each tribe has their own gods), cuisine, tribal festivals and more, offering a cultural destination with a difference. The Dusshera Festival at Bastar is famous in all over India and celebrated by tribes with great fanfare.
Chhattisgarh is also known for its rich and unique architectural monuments including temples, caves, palaces, providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region. There are number of important heritage sites, which you can visit on your cultural tour of Chhattisgarh. Bhoramdeo, Dantewada, Deepadih, Dongargarh, Jogibhatta, Rajim, Sirpur, Malhar, Sita Bhengra, and Sheorinarayan are the major sites for heritage tourism in Chhattisgarh. The rock-paintings of Singhanpur, Sita Bhengra, and Kabra mountains are worth visiting on your cultural tour of Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh is also rich in arts and crafts. The tribes of Bastar were amongst the earliest to work with metal in India. The wooden figurines of gods, animals, oil lamps, carts and bamboo furniture, clay pieces made by tribes are very famous and worth purchasing souvenirs.