Sirpur or Shirpur is also called as the City of Wealth as it is an ancient city known for its archaeological monuments and its rich traditional and cultural heritage. The town is located around 80km away from Raipur, on the banks of the river Mahanadi in the state of Chhattisgarh.
A number of monumental marvels in Sirpur makes it a place that's worth visiting. One of the main attractions of the place is the Lakshmana Temple which is one of the finest examples of temple architecture in India.
Through the pages of history...
Sirpur is an ancient town which was formed around 5th century AD. From the 6th to 10th century, it was a major Buddhist pilgrimage centre. However, a destructive earthquake in 12th century buried the whole town which left only ruins to cherish its glorious past.
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Sirpur is well connected to other major cities of the state. The nearest airport is in Raipur.