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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 center 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 one of the ancient cities of India.  

The present Rajim is situated in the 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 have 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. 

Places To Visit In Rajim

Rajim is among the famous places to visit in Chhattisgarh. If you traveling here, then do explore these beautiful tourist places in 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 is 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. 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 kilometers 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 takes you on 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 Bengaluru respectively.

By Air

The closest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport aka Raipur Airport which is just 43 kilometers 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 neighboring areas as well as cities. The town is well-connected with its neighbor state Madhya Pradesh. If you are traveling Bhopal to Rajim by car, you have to take the National Highway 47  which is 665 kilometers away. It will take around 12-14 hours to reach Rajim.

By Rail

The closest railway station is Rajim Railway station. Lies on the Abhanpur-Rajim branch line, it serves the Rajim. It is well-connected to other neighboring 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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