Surguja, located in the northern part of Chhatisgarh state, is famous for its beautiful natural landscapes and architectural richness. It has some of the most fascinating historical sites, ancient temples, caves, swift rivers and incredible waterfalls. According to legends, Lord Ram had visited Sarguja during his 14 years of exile in to the forests and a number of places here are named after him, his brother Lakshmana and wife Sita like- Ram garh, Laxman Garh and Sita Bhengra.


According to legend, Lord Rama had visited Surguja during his 14 years of exile in to the forests. There are many places in connection to epic of Ramayana, which are named after Lord Rama, Laxmana and Goddess Sita such as Ramgarh, Sita-Bhengra and Laxmangarh.

Prior to the arrival of the Mauryas, the area was ruled by the Nandas. In the third century BC the region was divided into tiny kingdoms. Later, a Rajput king belonging to the Rakshal clan, attacked from what is now Jharkhand, and took control of the area. In 1820, Amar Singh was crowned as Maharaja. During the British period, Surguja was a princely state.



Nearest airport to Surguja is Raipur. Flights are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Nagpur and Khajuraho to Raipur.


Trains are available up to Ambikapur in Surguja district. It is 230 Km from Bilaspur, 1125 Kms from Delhi- via Anuppur-Bishrampur. 588 Kms from Kolkata to Raigarh which is 210 km road journey to Ambikapur.


Private Taxi, Bus or Car service is available to travel to tourist spot in Surguja. Some major distances from - Raipur to Ambikapur - 358 Kms, Bilaspur to Ambikapur - 230 Kms, Raigarh to Ambikapur - 210 Kms, Jharsughuda(Orissa) to Ambikapur - 415 Kms, Anuppur(M.P.) to Ambikapur - 205 Km, Varansi(U.P.) to Ambikapur - 350 Km.

Surguja district
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Best time to visit
August to March