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.