Pilgrimage Tourism in Surguja District
Shivpur Shiva Temple
Pratappur is 45 kms away from Ambikapur, village Shivpur is 4 kms from Pratappur. At this temple, big ceremonies are organized on the occasion of Shivaratri and Vasant Panchami.
Buddha Temple, Mainpat
Mainpat is called as Shimla of Surguja. Tibetans are rehabilitated at Mainpat, which run small industries of mat (Kalin) and woolen cloths. Buddha Temple is a place to appreciate the art of Buddha vihars and people of Tibet.
Leisure Tourism in Surguja District
A village of Samri Tehsil, it is situated near about 41.6 kms to its southwest. About one and half kms from the village there are a few ruined temples and tanks. According to some historians Deepadih was ruled by a Dravidian monarch, named Samni Singh. In near proximity there is a ruined temple, enshrining an artistic figure of Mahishasura Mardini. Some other gods and goddesses are also sculptured on the pillars along with Saivism emblems of chain, trident snake, etc. and flowers and leaves. A huge figure of Nandi is towards its east. About 50 metres away from this temple there is another ruined pillar in the middle.
A village of Ambikapur tehsil, Deogarh is situated on the bank of the Rihand River amidst calm and quiet scenic beauty. It lies about 1 and half kms to the west of the Bamlaya-Ambikapur Road. From Ambikapur its distance is about 40 kms towards south. There are several mounds, formed by the debris of temples, each crowned with a deity.
Kailash Caves is situated at Sabarbar which is 60 kms to the east of Ambikapur. These caves were created by Saint Rameshwar Gahira Guruji. Temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati several other temples are there in these caves. On occasion of Mahashivratri huge festival is organized here. Major attraction of this place are temple of Lord Shiva-Parvati,Yagya Mandap,Sanskrit school, Gahira Guru ashram,Badgdrat Beir and Badh mada.
Nature Tourism in Surguja District
A high hill of the district with a peak, Ramgarh lies to the east of the great road from Allahabad to Rameshwaram, in the extreme south. It rises abruptly from the surrounding plains of the former Rampur Tappa of the district.
Pawai Water Fall
This waterfall is situated in Ramanujganj Block and is considered as a famous tourist attraction.
Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located near Semarsot on the Ambikapur Daltongunj road. Semarsot is about 50 kms from Ambikapur, district headquarters of Surguja District. The area is situated in the northern extension of Ramgarh hills in a north-easterly direction. The area has a border with Bihar in the east. Tropic of Cancer passes through the area. The forest types found in the sanctuary are Sal forest, mixed deciduous forest and Riverine forest. The species that generally occur are Shorea robusta, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia arjuna Terminalia bellerica, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Anogeissus latifolia, Adina cordfolia, adhuca indica, Emblica officinalis, Butea monosperma, Pterocarpus marsupium, Grewia species, etc.
Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is situated in Surguja District bordering with Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary is about 100 kms from Ambikapur. Sal and mixed deciduous forest types are found in the sanctuary. The important species are Shorea robusta, Pterocarpus marsupium, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia arjuna, Anogeissus latifolia, Diospyros melonoxylon, Diospyros chloroxylon, Emblica officinalis, Soymida febrifuga, Dendrocalamus strictus, Butea monosperma, Bauhinia species cassia fistula, Grewia species, Gymnosporia spinosa, etc.
These sight seeing options of Surguja District are worth visiting.
(Last Updated on : 09-04-2014)
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