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Bhilai, the steel plant town of Chhattisgarh
Bhilai is known for the massive Bhilai Steel Plant, one of the largest integrated steel plants in the whole world, around which the entire economy of the town revolves. Bhilai is the second largest city in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, whose capital is Raipur. Raipur city is located on the Howrah-Mumbai rail line. The National Highway (NH) 6 of India also runs through Bhilai which is situated 22 kms west of Raipur.
Bhilai is surrounded by mines and factories. Bhilai is a Multi-linguistic and Multi-religious city known for its “Unity in Diversity” and for its culture since its inception.
Bhilainagar, known as the Steel City, is a well laid out township. It has been divided into 11 sectors. Inside the Bhilai Steel Plant, tourists can see the blast furnace, rail and structure mill, plate mill etc.
Durga Pooja, the festival for Durga is celebrated in Bhilai with the same great passion as it is celebrated in Bengal, the state known for celebrating Durga Pooja. Similarly, other festivals like, Ganesh Chaturthi of Maharashtra, Ugadi of Andhra Pradesh, Pongal of Tamil Nadu are also celebrated in Bhilai.
One of the attractive tourist spots at Bhilai is the Maitri Bagh Zoo. Here, white tigers are the main attraction, along with a toy train. Around the zoo there are plants and trees which are maintained well.
A very colourful and an exciting park is also present near Bhilai Steel Plant. A number of entertaining shows are organised with a musical Fountain (Asia’s largest fountain) surrounded by multi coloured lights and flowers. These shows make the place even more pleasant, making the visitors feel very happy and enjoy these joyful and memorable moments. Three kms from Bhilai, a very ancient and famous Shiva Temple known as Deobalod is located.
10 kms. from Bhilai is Durg, from where the Tandula Dam can be reached by travelling another scenic 60 kms. Stay in the irrigation department's guest houses and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Durg has so many places to visit like Devi's Mandir of Deverbeeja, Sorad and Balod.
Nagpura, the location known for its Jain Temples and Pasharwanth Tirth, is situated 2 kms from Durg. Kharkhara, near Nagpura is known for the famous dam across the river Kharkhara. The dam is 1,125 meters in length.
Balod is a location 68 kms away from Bhilai. There are a number of temples. Sati Chabutra is another beautiful location to visit. Yet another location to get spiritually enlightened, is the Siyadevi, where Sita Maiya’s Mandir is located. To reach this temple, one needs to travel only 20 kms from Balod. This Mandir has been constructed in the midst of a dense jungle. A waterfall becomes active between the months of July and February.
An ancient palace called Prachin Kila is situated in Dhamdha. Dhamda is a tourist spot situated 45 kms down the Durg-Bemetara Road. A famous place of worship is also located down this road. Well maintained boarding and lodging facilities are available in strategic locations to attract tourists in large numbers. To facilitate shopping in Bhilai there are various shopping centres like Indra Palace, Akash Ganga, Power House Market, Supela Market and Civic center.
The Hajra Falls is located 11 kms away from Bhilai. To reach the falls, tourists have to cross Dongargarh which is situated close to Darekasa Railway station. This awesome fall drops some 150 feet. To accommodate tourists, forest bungalows have been constructed in and around this location.
Bhilai is connected by rail and is 10 Kms from Durg. The nearest airhead is Raipur which is the capital of the state and is 22 Kms from Bhilai. Auto-rickshaws and other local transport facilities are amply available.