Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur is the district headquarters of Surguja in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the state's oldest cities in east-central India.

Places to visit

  • Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra: Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra are two other sacred sites in the city. Ramgarh, located north of Ambikapur, is thought to be the location where the legendary King Ram and his beloved wife Sita spent 14 years in exile. Sita's parental house is Sita-Bengra. In front of the caverns, there are round-shaped rock-cut benches grouped in the shape of a crescent.
  • Distance: Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra is 44 kilometres away from Chhattisgarh

  • Thinthini Patthar : Thinthini Patthar is a massive cylindrical rock weighing over 200 quintals. The rock is located near Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra, and the trip is easily accessible. The sound that resonates from this rock when struck is its unique feature. It is a divine echo, according to the people. To make the metallic sound, the passengers can strike the rock with any powerful, solid material. Another unique property of this rock is that distinct noises are produced when striking the Thinthini Patthar from different sides.
  • Distance: Thinthini Patthar is 23 kilometres away from Chhattisgarh

  • Jogimara Caves: Jogimara caverns are located in the Himalayas about 40 kilometers from Ambikapur. They date back to around 300 BC and have approximate proportions of 10*6*6 feet. A handful of murals are painted on white plaster with a crimson border in the caves. Flowers, birds, humans, and animals are depicted in the paintings. These caverns contain inscriptions that are thought to be the world's first love messages. These messages are claimed to portray Devadutta and Sutnuka's deep love tale. Ambikapur is best visited in February, March, October, November, and December.
  • Distance: Jogimara Caves is 46 kilometres away from Chhattisgarh

How to Reach

  • By Air - Regular flights connect Ambikapur to the rest of the country's major cities. Ranchi, 217 kilometers away, has the nearest airport.
  • By Train - Regular trains run to Ambikapur from all major cities in the country.

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