Chhattisgarh promotes Mainpat as new tourism hotspot

Akshay Kumar Posted online: Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Chhattisgarh Tourism Board is extensively promoting Mainpat, Chhattisgarh's only hill station as its latest happening destination. Often referred to as 'Shimla of central India', Mainpat is a picturesque hill station located close to Bilaspur.

Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, Pallavi Shimpley, tourist officer, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, said, “Chhattisgarh offers a variety of tourist destinations. The newly opened hill station, Mainpat is one of the finest hill station in India. We are aggressively promoting this new destination throughout the nation. Bastar, Bilaspur and Raipur are well known among the tourists, but Mainpat is still an unexplored destination. ”

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Mainpat has a large number of migrant Tibetans who settled here after the Dalai Lama and his followers came to India. The destination offers many picturesque waterfalls, the Bandarkot, Rakamada caves and many Tibetan monasteries. Shimpley added, “Manipat has a lot of monasteries and Tibetan settlements, apart from the beautiful and scenic waterfalls and forests. It is also famous amongst the trekkers and rock climbers.”

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board was one of the participants in the 'Discover India Fest' held in Mumbai from December 20- 22, 2013. During this event all the participant states offered exclusive discounts on their various package tours and accommodation options.