Ambikapur

Ambikapur is a city in the Surguja district of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the district headquarters of Surguja, one of the oldest districts of Chhattisgarh. On 15 August 2011, two more districts, Surajpur and Balrampur were created out of Surguja district by the state Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, along with eight other new districts. It is also the divisional headquarters of Sarguja Division which consists of the five districts of Sarguja, Korea, Balrampur, Surajpur and Jashpur. It was the capital of Princely state of Surguja before Indian Independence. The name of the city is derived from the goddess Ambika (Mahamaya) Devi, who is the central figure of worship of the area.

HOW TO REACH

By Air:-
The nearest Domestic Airport is Gwalior Airport; roughly one and half hour drive from the city and is well connected with the cities like Indore, Bhopal, Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Jaipur and Varanasi etc. The nearest International Airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow, roughly 229 Kms from Etawah. Frequent Flights to various national and international destinations take off from here. You can take flights to Gwalior to reach Etawah.

By Road:-
Etawah is 36 Kms from Bhind, 56 Kms from Mainpuri, 125 Kms from Agra, 153 Kms from Kanpur, 183 Kms from Aligarh, 240 Kms from Lucknow, 314 Kms from New Delhi and is connected through Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and some private bus operators .

By Train:-
Etawah is 36 Kms from Bhind, 56 Kms from Mainpuri, 125 Kms from Agra, 153 Kms from Kanpur, 183 Kms from Aligarh, 240 Kms from Lucknow, 314 Kms from New Delhi and is connected through Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and some private bus operators .

 

WHAT TO SEE

Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra:-

Ramgarh and Sita-BengraRamgarh and Sita-Bengra are the sacred spots that are situated in north Surguja District. These spots are believed to be the places where, Sita and Rama spent their period of 14 years in exile. Sita-Bengra is situated towards the north of the city and is considered to be the home of Sita. In front of these caves, there are Rround rock-cut benches that have been arranged in terraces, forming thea shape of a crescent. The Sita-Bengra caves are 14x5x1.8 metre in dimensions.

 

 

Tattapani:-

Tattapani Tattapani is a continuously flowing hot water spring, which flows with same force and quantity throughout the year. This hot water is suitable for curing various skin diseases. This springTattapani is located in the Surguja District and is towards the north-east of Ambikapur. This place is It is famous for it’s hot water springs that can even cook rice bundled in a piece of cloth.. Tattapani is situated very close to the Somerset Wildlife Sanctuary and is well-connected by the nearest Raipur Airport and. It is also very close to the Anuppur Junction Railway Station.

 

 

Mahamaya Temple:-

mahamaya-top-imgMahamaya Temple was built by the king Ratansen of the Kalachuri Dynasty in 1050 AD. This temple is situated towards the east of Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh. The main deity here in this temple is the Goddess Durga. Theis temple is well-maintained by a body of organised administrators., who look after the administration of different religious sites in the town. Sidh Shakti Peeth Shri Mahamaya Devi Mandir Trust is engaged in supervising the financial and managerial activities in the temple. The best time to visit this temple is during Durga Puja and Navratri., when the temple is decorated with lights.

 

 

Jogimara Caves:-

Jogimara-Caves-AmbikapurJogimara Caves are located in the Surguja District in the state of Chhattisgarh. These caves are around 10x6x6 feet in dimensions and age back to 300 BC. There are many paintings of animals, human beings, birds and flowers on these caves. Each painting is painted on the white base plaster with a red outline. There are around 7 different paintings of elephant figures and human fish on the roots of these Jogimara Caves. Tourists can also find certain inscriptions on the walls of these caves, which could be counted as the world’s first messages of love. These messages depict the intense love story between Devadutta and Sutnuka.

 

 

Deepadih:-

DeepadihDeepadih is a famous village situated in the Samri Tehsil which was formerly a part of the Chalgali Tappa of the erstwhile Surguja State. This village is connected with the tehsil headquarters by Kutchha roads. There are few ruined temples and tanks located at around a distance of 1.5 km from this village . It is believed that the Deepadih village was ruled by a Dravidian king, named Samni Singh, who was killed in a battle. with Tanginath. There is also a huge stone figure resembling Samni Singh located near the ruined temples. Further, there are few ancient pillars that are inscribed with pictures of Gods and Goddesses .

 

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