Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon

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Dongargarh is renowned for Maa Bamleshwari Temple which is not only a major tourist attraction as a religious site but also for its picturesque beauty. It is situated 35 km from Rajnandgaon, 67 km from Durg and 107 km from Raipur. Mountains and ponds add to the beauty of Dongargarh.

Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple is perked on a hilltop, at a height of 1600ft. The legends around the shrine of the temple have made it spiritually important. Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple is another shrine situated close by. Devotees are found thronging here during Navratri. Shiva Temple and Hanuman Temple are also situated at close vicinity. Jyoti Kalash is the traditional lighting during Navratri.

Other than the temples ropeway is another attraction of Dongargarh. It is the only passenger ropeway in Chhattisgarh. Chandragiri is a hill where a jain temple is being planned. Teerthankara God Chandraprabhuji's ancient statue resides here.

Raipur is the closest airport at a distance of 124km. Dongargarh is the nearest railway station. Bus and private taxis run across Dongargarh making roadways the best means of communication. Calcutta-Mumbai National Highway or NH6 runs through stretches of greenery and mild forest. Tourists can visit this place around the year.

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