The 10th largest state of India, Chhattisgarh derives its name from the former 36 princely states that constitute the state. Chhattisgarh is a newly carved state (26th state of India) with Raipur as its capital. With a total area of 135133 sq km, the state has 16 districts and is bordered by Andhra Pradesh in the south, Maharashtra in the west, Orissa in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east, Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, and Uttar Pradesh in the north.
The Rice Bowl of India, Chhattisgarh is one of the greenest states of India with 44% of its area under forest cover. In fact, the state has the richest bio-diversity region in the India. Chhattisgarhi, Oriya and Hindi are the key languages of the state and spoken by majority of the people.
Even though the entire Chhattisgarh is amazing and a big tourist attraction that gives ample scope to the visitors to go on an interesting tour of the state, these are the chief ones and not to missed: Bastar, Raipur, Kanha National Park, Seori Narayan, and Champaran.