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Balrampur

About Balrampur


Balrampuris one of the major cities in Balrampur District and TheDistrict Balrampur – Ramanujganj is located in the northern part ofChhattisgarh state in central India. It was came into existence on 17thJanuary, 2012. The district shares its boundaries with the states of UttarPradesh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh. Balrampur is a part of the NorthernHills agro – climatic region, hilly and thickly forested terrains of theSatpuda hill ranges cover a large part of the district of Chhattisgarh.

Paddyand maize are the primary crops grown by farmers, while groundnut, wheat andgram are also grown in some irrigated parts of the district.  It is a tribal dominated district with almost63% of the population comprising of Scheduled Tribes while Scheduled Castescomprise of just 4.5% of the total population. Pahadi  Korwas, Gonds, Khairwars, Kanwars and Pandosare the major tribal groups residing in the district.

The culture and traditions followed by the people is vastlyinfluenced by tribal beliefs and practices. Karma and Chherta are the majortribal festivals celebrated with Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi andSankranti celebrated by a large majority of the population. Tatapani, Dipadih,Bacchraj Kunwar are the main tourist attractions. Agriculture is the primaryoccupation of a large majority of the working population while animal rearingis the most common secondary occupation.



 

PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST


There are considerable number of tourist places in the district for which tourists and pilgrims are being fascinated to visit there either annually or on special occasions where festivities usually taking place. The significance and historical importance of these places are briefly narrated here under



 

Tatapani


Located about 12 kilometers from the district headquarters of Balrampur,Tatapani, which is famous all over the country for natural exhausting hotwater. Heavy water flowed from the ground in the reservoirs and springs ofwater for twelve months. Local people regard the land here as sacred and it issaid that bathing with hot water here ends all the extreme diseases. There isan idol of about four years old in Shiva temple here, which is worshiped everyyear, millions of tourists come here on the festival of Makar Sankranti. Duringthis time, a huge fair is organized wherein tourist swings, Mina Bazar andother shops can be enjoyed.



 

Pavai Fall


The Pavai Fall is a tourist spot situated in Balrampur district, Chhattisgarh, India. This fall is on Rihand River, and it is around 15.0 km from Balrampur, which is a district head quarter located amidst dense forest. The best time to see Pavai Fall is around November– February.


 

Dipahdih


Dipahdih is an archaeological place of Chhattisgarh. It is about 73 km from Balrampur, district headquarter. It is an important historical place located in Balrampurdistrict, Chhattisgarh.The hewed remains of statues and temples have been foundby the excavation of archaeological department. The architecture of temples andstatues of Dipadih is one of the best specimen of prosperous sculpture and art.The place introduces the glorious past of Chhattisgarh.


 

Paltan Ghat


Paltan Ghat is a picnic spot 25 km away from Balrampur district head quarter and 3 km from Ramanujganj city known for its naturally carved rocks formed by the stream of river Kanhar.


 

Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary


The sanctuary is located near Semarsot on the Ambikapur- Daltongunj road. Semarsot is about 15 kms from Balrampur district headquarter. The nearest railway station is at Ambikapur. The nearest airport is Darmia Airport, Ambikapur CG 100 Km from Balrampur. The area has a border with Jharkhand state in the east. Tropic of Cancer passes through the area.


 

Baba Bachharaj Kunwar


Baba Bachharaj Kunwar  is a famous Hindu pilgrim centre situated in Balrampur District of the state of Chhattisgarh in India. It is 30 km from district headquarters of Balrampur connected by road. The best time to visit is during Chaitra Navaratra.