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Rajim is a small town in the Gariaband district, Chhattisgarh, approximately 45 km from Raipur. A hub for rich cultural heritage and ancient temples perfectly describes this place. Also, Rajim is home to several musical and cultural festivals, Rajim Lochan Mahotsav is one of the popular of them. There is a Sanga of three holy rivers which meet at Rajim. This holy collaboration of the three rivers is a pilgrimage centre for the devotees. People come to take a dip in the holy waters of Triveni Sangam at Rajim quite often.

October to March is the best time to visit Rajim as the temperature drops down during winter. Also, if you love summer, the place is a must-visit during that season too, to explore historic monuments. However, road trips can be a bit overwhelming during tacky summer.

History of Rajim

Rajim is also called 'Prayag of Chattisgarh' because of the confluence among three rivers namely Chitrotpala, Pairi, and Sondur. Thus, it is a sacred river for Hindu devotees and is known for taking holy dips during auspicious days according to the Hindu calendar. Being an integral part of the Hindu Religion, the region is famous for Vishnu Temple. Thus, it is considered as one of the ancient cities of India.  

Also Read: This city is popular among tourists for a 400-year-old historic scenic pond which is called 'Rani ka Talab'

The present Rajim is situated in Gariaband district. It was initially known as Bindranawagarh Tehsil. During the British Era, Gariaband was a part of Mahasamund Tehsil. In order to enable the region to more public access, the region was split into four Sub-Tehsils namely Fingeshwar, Chhura, Deobhog, and Manipur. According to the locals, the region was ruled by Tribal Kings and some landowners previously. 

Major Attractions in and Around Rajim

1. Kuleshwar Mahadev Mandir. There is an island site formed by the blend of Pairi and Mahanadi rivers, a well-known Shiva temple is situated here named Kuleshwar Mahadev Mandir. The temple is sited on an octagonally shaped platform and it is about 17 ft. in height. The architecture of the temple is very popular and totally applaud-worthy. 

2. Ramachandra Temple. Devoted to Lord Rama, the temple was constructed about 400 years ago by Govind Lal, who was believed to be a banker from Raipur. When you explore this temple, you’ll realize that the material used to construct this temple belongs to the ruins of the temple from Sirpur.

3. Rajiv-Lochan Temple. Standing among the well-known shrines in Rajim, the temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Explore the beautifully carved stone pillars and a number of sculptures here, proving to be the epitome of supreme architecture.

4. Champaran. The town used to be known as Champajhar earlier and now known as Champaran sited at a distance of 15 km. from Rajim. The town is a famous place for Vaishnava Peeth that is actually the birthplace of Saint Vallabhacharya, the insides of the temple is built up from the marble, a wonderful place to experience calmness.

5. Chidi Kho Lake.  The lake is spread over approx 30 hectares. With an aerial view, the serene beauty can only be called a sight for sore eyes. If you want to spend some alone time sitting around the trees, then this place is apt for you. Apart from this, you can enjoy boating in the lake as well. 

6. Budhapara Lake. It is one of the most popular lakes in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The lake was ideated by King Brahmadeo during the 14th century. It is the largest lake in the state of Chhattisgarh. Also, it is a great spot for picnics for families. 

7. Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum. It is located in Raipur, which is 47 kilometres away from Rajim. The museum was built by Raja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon in 1875. It is mostly known for historic preservation in the form of a collection of antiquities like inscriptions, images, coins, and sculptures.

How to Reach Rajim

A culturally-driven and rich in history, Rajim of Chhattisgarh take you to a tour to ancient India. One can enjoy the simplicity of locals with mesmerizing architectural marvels. Here, people mostly speak in Chhattisgarhi. The town is 1,284.8 km via NH 44, 1,163.4 km via NH53, 939.2 km via NH16, 1,404.9 km) via NH 44 away from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangaluru respectively.

By Air. The closest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport aka Raipur Airport which is just 43 kilometres away from Rajim. Once you reach Raipur Airport, you can easily take a bus, auto or taxi to reach Rajim. It will hardly take one hour. This airport is also well-connected to other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, and Chennai. Airline services like Vistara, Air India, Alliance Air and Indigo serve the airport with frequent flights.

By Road. Rajim has well-structured roads that connect neighbouring areas as well as cities. The town is well-connected with its neighbour state Madhya Pradesh. If you are travelling Bhopal to Rajim by car, you have to take the National Highway 47  which is 665 kilometres away. It will take around 12-14 hours to reach Rajim.

By Rail. The closest railway station is Rajim Railway station. Lies on Abhanpur-Rajim branch line, it serves the Rajim. It is well-connected to other neighbouring regions of Chhattisgarh State. Another railway station is Raipur Railway Station which connects other major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. 

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Kundan Kumar
March 25, 2019 at 05:35 pm


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