Chhattisgarh is a beautiful place bordered by Madhya Pradesh on the northwestern side, on the western side is Maharashtra, on the eastern and the southern sides are Orissa and Andhra Pradesh respectively. Chhattisgarh is the 10th largest state of India with an area of 52,199 sq mi. Hindi is the official language of the state. The other language which is spoken here is Chhattisgarhi, this was also called as “Khaltahi”. The population of women in Chhattisgarh is more than any other state in India.
Apart from the Culture and many other things Chhattisgarh is also the chief drawing card of the forts and palaces present here, as these give a representation of the culture of the royal’s through these Forts and Palaces. Here is to you a brief knowledge of the Forts and Palaces of Chhattisgarh.
Bastar Palace :
Having its location at the wonderful Jagdalpur, this is a mind blowing palace having its existence from last 70 years. Now, some section of the palace is converted into a medical college and in the other part is the dwelling place of the royal family. The name of the palace is derived from its name of the district Bastar. Near this palace is Haat Bazaar which is worth seeing. Anthropological Museum, Danteshwari Temple and Shilpigram are the other interesting places to see.
Kawardha Palace :
This Palace was built, by Maharaja Dharamraj Singh as of 1936 to 1939. There is the representation of the artisans, craftsmanship are all at display here. This palace is now the residence of successors of Maharaja Vishwaraj Singh.
Kanker Palace :
This is a small palace located at a distance of 140 kilometres from Rajpur. Rajpur is famous for its deep forest, the wonderful palace and a tribal village. The existence of this palace is from the 12th century.