Budha Talab

Budha Talab is also known as Vivekanand Sarovar Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Budha Talab is located at 21°13’57″N 81°38’3″E, the heart of the Raipur city and is also known as Vivekanand Sarovar. It is one of the most beautiful sites in Raipur and visitors can enjoy the boating also. The beauty of the place is enhanced with surrounding green trees and gardens.

Budha Talab situated within the heart of the city, budha talab is one of the largest water-body. The place has been made more attractive by putting some fountains and small pedal boats. It is one of the landmarks of the city of Raipur. budha talab is located in the area named as ‘Purani Basti’ meaning ‘Old Settlement’ claimed to be the oldest part of the city. The Dudhadhari Math, which is 400 years old is also present in this area. budha talab is one of the oldest sarovar in Raipur at central location. There is one garden in the middle of lake with a big statue of Swami Vivekanand. It is one of the best evening outing place. The park itself is a narrow pathway running in between the lake with bettle nut trees standing tall on both side. The presence of colour fountains on the talab and it looks more beautiful in the night with the lights. The beautiful part of the budha talab is the gigantic statue of Swami Vivekananda in meditating position at the end of the park. Due to its size, the statue has gained a place in the Limca Book of record. The reflection of the illuminated status on the lake in the evening is an enchanting view. It is said that Swami Vivekananda used to bath and swim in this lake during his stay in Raipur for 2 years. The visitors can get good refreshments at the food stalls just outside the park. During sunset time it is the best time to visit the place.


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Chhattisgarh came into existence as a state on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh. It shares its border with six states, namely Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east, Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. The state is endowed with a rich cultural heritage that includes its varied crafts, folk dance, food and theatre, and attractive natural diversity. It is also home to some of India’s ancient caves, finest waterfalls, picturesque palaces, temples, Buddhist sites, rock paintings, hill plateaus and rare wildlife. While the northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, the central part is fertile plain. Mountains, plateaus and plains constitute roughly a third each of the state’s physiography. Major rivers of the state include Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari, Narmada, Hasdo, Shivnath and Arpa. Identified as one of the richest biodiversity habitats in the country, Chhattisgarh has one of the densest forests in India, rich wildlife, several species of exotic flora and fauna and abundant non-timber forest products, with tremendous potential for value addition. Following its formation as a state, the nine original districts were further bifurcated, and as a result, the state now has 27 district administrative units. In the last phase of reorganization of districts, nine new districts were created and notified on 26 January 2012 to bring administration and governance closer to people, and also to address the spatial and other challenges that the state faces. There are a variety of tourist places in Chhattisgarh most of which lie virtually unexplored. The unspoilt green forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateaus and winding rivers offer a feast to eyes. The caves and forts of a forgotten era add to the variety of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Myriads of wild lives hide in the forests of Chhattisgarh, which occupy a huge 42% of the state’s land surface. Last but not the least important to mention is the lure of exotic tribal life of Chhattisgarh that acts as a magnet to attract tourist to the city of Chhattisgarh. *Copyright of Pictures and Information in this page might belong to someone else as all the data in this page are taken from different sources.

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