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Raigarh

State: 

Rajgarh, situated on the eastern border of the Chhattisgarh, is famous for its 'kosa' or tasar (a kind of fine silk created by the silk worm feeding on mulberry fruit).

History: 

Prior to Indian Independence, Raigarh was a Princely state. The former king and his sons still live here. They still lead a royal life, but with no rent to collect, their palace - Moti Mahal - is in a very bad shape. It was declared a heritage site very recently by the state government.

Raigarh is now famous for its cultural heritage with its own Kathak Gharana - Raigarh Gharana and its annual classical music concert - Chakradhar Samaroh. It is also on the industrial map, with the World's largest sponge iron plant and 62 industries surrounding this hill city.

Accessibility: 

By Air: Bilaspur is the nearest airport

By Rail: Raigarh Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

By Road: Raigarh is well connected by road to all major cities.

Shopping: 

Raigarh is known for 2 things:

Dhokra - the craft metalware created by hot wax casting
'Kosa'or tasar (a kind of fine silk created by the silk worm feeding on Kosa fruit).

Attractions: 

Chakradhar Samaroh
This music festival, is organised by the Ustad Allaudin Khan Sangeet Academy and the Chakradhar Lalit Kala Kendra, to commemorate the memory of Maharaja Chakradhar Singh. This former ruler, a great tabla player and dancer, wrote many books on music.

District: 
Raigarh district
STD Code: 
07762

Destinations

Nature/ Scenic