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Mainpat is a small village in the Surguja district in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is around 55 km from a nearby city, Ambikapur which makes it easier for tourists to reach here. There are many tourist attractions in the city which makes it one of the most important places in the state. It is known as the ‘Shimla’ of Chhattisgarh because of its natural beauty and essence. The famous Bisar Paani is just 5 kilometers away from Mainpat which is known for upstream water flow. 

History of Mainpat

Earlier, Mainpat was a group of plateaus situated at 3,200 feet. It was surrounded by lush forests and several landscapes. It was home to Yadavs and some tribes namely Manjhi, Manjhwar, Kanwar, Pahadi Korwa. The latest inhabitants are Tibetans. It is also one of the places where the Government had settled Tibet Refugees during 1963. Thus, it is locally known as “Mini Tibet” in Chhattisgarh.

Places to Visit in Mainpat

Dhakpo Monastery. It is a picturesque monastery. This temple is devoted to Lord Buddha in Chhattisgarh; an adorable thing is many Tibetan marriages have been held in great harmony here. If anyone wishes, they can even speak with the lamas here as they are quite sociable.

Tiger Point Waterfall. Sited at the center of Mahadev Muda River and bordered with lush green vegetation, here one can appreciate the wonderful waterfall, falling from a height of 60 m. Adore the enticing beauty, it is believed that tigers resided in this region many years ago and therefore, known it is as the Tiger Point. The government has even built some railings so that visitors can adore the flawless beauty of this region.

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Machali (Fish) Point. Situated in the deep hilly range, this place offers a scenic view alongside a river called Machali Nadi. This point is also known as the Fish Point as different types of fishes are found here and the river falls here, falls from a height of 80 m. 

Things to do in Mainpat

Parasailing. Mainpat is also known for thrilling activities like parasailing. There are Parasailing activities as well that are performed with the experts for beginners as well as experienced people.

Trekking. Trekking on the hills is very interesting while exploring beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, etc. 

Events and Festivals in and Around Mainpat

Rajim Lochan Mahotsav. Most of the renowned temples of India host a number of grand fairs in the temples for people to indulge in the history and culture of the temple as well as the place. Read more

Chakradhar Samaroh.This festival is celebrated in the home of music and dance forms of the state which is Raigarh. The place has made its own identity due to the birth of few known musicians and artists and has proved its worth in the state of Chhattisgarh. Read more

Madai Festival. The cultural extent can be experienced through a tribal culture that is distinct from any other tradition of India. It is unique, exciting and knowledgeable at the same time. Like this Madai Festival which is celebrated by the Gond community that is out there to make the most of the occasion. Read more

Best Time to Visit Mainpat

Monsoon and winter months are the best time to visit Mainpat as the temperature remains comfortable. So, you can plan your Mainpat trip during October-February. 

How to Reach Mainpat

Air. There is no regular flight for Mainpat from any major cities in India. Swami Vivekananda International Airport aka Raipur Airport is the main airport in Chattisgarh which is well-connected to major cities of India. From Raipur airport, you can opt for a bus or taxi to reach Mainpat. Also, there are several airports that are near to Mainpat. Some of them are Birsa Munda Airport(132km) in Ranchi, Gaya Airport (167 km) in Gaya, Sonari Airport (182) in Jamshedpur and Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Uttar Pradesh (373 km).

Rail. The closest railway stations are Ambikapur Railway Station (58km) and Bishrampur Railway Station (77.8 km) to Mainpat. Both railway station serve Ambikapur city in the Surguja District of Chhattisgarh. If you want to travel from any other city in India, then, you have to deboard at Raipur Railway station which is connected to major cities in India. 

Road. The Mainpat village is well-connected to the entire region of Chhattisgarh. There are government and private bus services available too in the region.  

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