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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 kilometres away from Mainpat which is known for upstream water flow. It is an ideal place to get away from city life and be with nature.

Monsoon and winter months are the best time to visit Mainpat as the temperature remains comfortable. So, you can plan your Mainpat Trip between July and August and October and December. Summer lovers can occupy the time in Mainpat during the start of summer that is March and April.

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.

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Major Attractions in and Around Mainpat

1. Dhakpo Monastery. It is a picturesque monastery. It 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.

2. Tiger Point Waterfall. It is sited at the centre 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, it is known as the Tiger Point. The government has even built some railings so that visitors can adore the flawless beauty of this region.

3. 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. 

4. Parpatiya Sunset Point. It is around 30 kilometres away from Mainpat. It offers a mesmerising sunset view. during the sunset, this point enables one to enjoy panoramic views of hills. Also, it is a great point to take exotic pictures of nature.

5. 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.

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

7. Tibetan Refugees. Get interacted with Tibetan refugees here. it can be an educating experience one who is willing to extend his/her knowledge with Tibet culture. 

How to Reach Mainpat

Beautiful waterfalls, panoramic views and lush meadows, all that sums up the Mainpat as an adventurous place. Named as Shimla of Chhattisgarh”, one should definitely explore the place. Here, people mostly speak in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi. The village is 1,133.9 km via NH19, 1,527.9 km via NH 03, 715.4 km via NH19, 2,268.4 km via NH 44 away from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. 

By Air. There is no regular flight for Mainpat from any other major cities of India. Swami Vivekananda International Airport aka Raipur Airport is the main airport at Ramchandi in Atal Nagar, Chattisgarh which is well-connected to major cities of India. The airport enjoys regular flights from renowned airline services such as Air India, Vistara, Jet Airways, IndiGo. The airport consists of a number of food courts and hotels for the convenience of tourists. 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).

By Road.  The Mainpat village is well-connected within the region of Chhattisgarh. There are many government and private bus services available in the region. A travel enthusiast always considers road trips are the best option to reach exotic destinations. If you are planning for a road trip from Delhi to Mainpat, then, it will take net 21 hours via National Highway 19 to reach Mainpat.

By Rail. The closest railway stations are Ambikapur Railway Station(58km) and Bishrampur Railway Station(77.8 km) to Mainpat. Both railway station serves Ambikapur city is Surguja District of Chhattisgarh. If you want to travel from any other cities of India, then, you have to deboard at Raipur Railway station. It is connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru of India. 

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