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About Dharamjaigarh

Dharamjaigarh is a small town in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Even though small in size, it attracts travellers with its sightseeing places and religious destinations. This city once a princely state was known Udaipur and was ruled by kings with the title Judev. Today you can see the kingly palace with the attached fruit orchards in Dharamjaigarh, which is a major tourist attraction of the town.

About Dharamjaigarh

Geography of Dharamjaigarh

Dharamjaigarh city is situated in the geographical coordinates of 22.47°North latitude and 83.22°East longitude. The city lies at elevation of 299 meters above sea level. Dharamjaigarh is just 77 km away towards northwest direction from Rajgarh. The nearby villages to Dharamjaigarh are Miriguda, Ongana, Sisringa, Krondha and Narkalo. The main nearby cities are Korba, Raigarh, Dipka and Sakti.

Demography of Dharamjaigarh

According to 2001 India census, Dharamjaigarh city had a population of 13,603 among which 50% is male and 50% is female. Among the total population, 14% of the population is under six years old. There is an average literacy rate of 64% in Dharamjaigarh and it is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The total number of literates in Dharamjaigarh is 8,683 among which 4,957 are men and 3,726 are women.

Economy of Dharamjaigarh

Agriculture is the basis of the economy of Dharamjaigarh and paddy is the main crop grown here. However, as the farmers do not have direct access to the market, they don’t get right price for their crops. Even though the city has some rice mills, they cannot utilize all the produce. Dharamjaigarh is one of the most under-developed areas of Chhattisgarh. The uneven topography of this region is the main reason for its underdevelopment. Due to this geographical barrier, accessibility is a main challenge here.

Culture of Dharamjaigarh

Chhattisgarh has a unique culture in their costumes, food, rituals and festivals etc. A major portion of the people here are tribals. The people in Dhamramjaigarh speak Hindi, Chhattisgarhi commonly. A few people also talk Oriya and Bengali. Dashera festival is celebrated in Dharamjaigarh elaborately. As a part of celebration, a three day carnival is arranged in the club-grounds. People in the town await most eagerly for this event.

Administration in Dharamjaigarh

Dharamjaigarh is a nagar panchayat in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh state. Dharamjaigarh is also a legislative assembly constituency in the state and the sitting MLA of this seat is Lalijeet Singh Rathia of Indian National Congress.

Transportation in Dharamjaigarh

Dharamjaigarh is an under developed region of Chhattisgarh. Due to the uneven topography of this region, there is no established transport facility here. So reaching Dharamjaigarh is still a difficult task. There is no railway network in Dharamjaigarh city. You cannot see railway stations in the town less than 10 km. The nearest major railway station to Dharamjaigarh is Raigarh railway station, which is 73 km away from the city. Korba railway station, Urga railway station, Kharsia railway station, Kharsaliya railway station and Bhupdeopur railway station are the other nearest railway stations. Raigarh Airport, which is at a distance of 65.6 km, is the nearest airport to Dharamjaigarh. Bus services are available to the city from important cities in the state like Raigarh, Ambikapur, Bilaspur etc.

Tourism in Dharamjaigarh

The laid-back environs and surrounding forests on all sides make Dharamjaigarh a beautiful town. If you walk in any direction out of the city, you will reach in dense deciduous forests, which are dotted with small tribal villages. Dharamjaigarh is covered with a blanket of greenery during monsoon period. There are several tourist attractions in and around Dharamjaigarh city. Dharamjaigarh is divided into two parts. One is located atop a small plateau and the other is below it, which is called as Nichepara. A steep slope, locally known as Ghatia, divides these two parts. Here are giving some of the famous tourist attractions in the town.

Ambitikara: Ambitikara, which is also known as Amli or Imlitikara, is famous for a temple of Goddess Kali beside a shallow river.

Sisringa: Sisringa is a prominent valley that overlooks the town. There is a small temple at its highest point.

Amadarha: Amadarha is a beautiful picnic spot, which is located on the banks of the Mand river. There are several low waterfalls and forests on hill-slopes.

Gayatri Mandir: Gayatri Mandir is one of the popular temples in Dharamjaigarh town.

Hanuman Mandir Nichepara: Hanuman Mandir Nichepara is a well known temple in the lower section of the town.

Udyan Vibhag Nursery: It is a garden in Dharamjaigarh town where you can see and purchase many types of plants.

Likhamada (oongna): It is a tribal cave in oongana.

Cronda dam: It is a big dam in Krondha Dharamjaigarh.

Poria fall: Poria fall is a very beautiful fall in boro Dharamjaigarh

Tourists, who visit Dharamjaigarh, can also visit the nearby cities like Boturakachar, Ongna, Jamungri, Rampur, Bajpur and Bakaruma etc. Even though not many in number, there are a few hotels and private tourist lodges in and around the city where the tourists can rest.

Dharamjaigarh at a glance

Country : India
State : Chhattisgarh
District : Raigarh
Elevation : 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2001)
• Total : 13,603
• Official : Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, bangali
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN : 496116
Area code(s) : 07766

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