In and Around
The city of Raigarh holds a prominent historical and archaeological significance in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Modern Raigarh is known as the cultural as well as the industrial capital of Chhattisgarh.
It is a rapidly growing industrial city and is known throughout the country for its coal reserves and power generation plants. Some key industries located near Raigarh are JSPL, JPL, Monet, NTPC, RKM Powergen, etc.
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Tourist attractions near the city includes the Ram Jharna (about 18 kms from Raigarh), Banjari Mata Mandir (20 kms from Raigarh), Chandrahasini Mandir (30 kms from Raigarh) and the Gomarda Reserve Forest (about 60 kms from Raigarh) which is home to tigers and bears. Apart from these places, Raigarh is also famous for its art and handicrafts. Ektal Village situated 17 kms from Raigarh is the hub of ancient ‘Dokra Art’ – hand-made metal craft.
In the past few years, Raigarh is also developing in terms of luxury hangout and entertainment destinations. Some of the major places to catch a movie, relax, hangout and shop are R K Entertainment (multiplex) for Movies; Alok City Mall, Shubash Chowk Market etc.