Raipur

Overall Score

2.4

By the side of the Mahanandi River in Central India, the city of Raipur, the capital center of the state of Khatitysgarh, has sprung up. Until 2000, it was part of another Indian state, Madhya Pradesh. The city occupies the center of the territory of the province. The surrounding countryside to the northwest of Fairview is a massif of Maikal uplands. To the north-east of the citys territory is the Chauta Naghpur Plateau, which extends to the state of Jharkhand. A large portion of the Mahanandi River is occupied by extensive rice plantations.

The city and surrounding countryside, like the entire state, are dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. The highest temperature in summer is 48 degrees and 23 degrees in winter. Rainy weather occurs from June through October. In the area around the city, there are lily-of-the-valley massifs. The national nature reserves and parks are a great place to relax in nature.

Now Rypur is not only the administrative but also the economic center of the state. On its territory the products of the agricultural regions of Khatigarh are actively traded. On the surrounding lands of the district, there are manufactures of garnet and marble, and cement factories. The production of textile and silk has developed. Food processing factories are operating. One of the citys traditional means of transportation is the cable cars. According to historians and archaeologists, the modern city was invented in the beginning of the 9th century. According to another version, it was founded by King Thomas Chandra in the 14th century. In the southern part of the village, there are ancient structures, among which the ruins of ancient fortresses are still intact.

The unique features of the town include Bórchá Tábalá, a large lake in which there is a small island surrounded by greenery. Not far from the lake waterhole stands the Dudhraddhi temple. The structure, over 500 years old, was built in honor of the Indian god Dudhraddha. Of great interest are the exhibits at the Museum of Mahant Gahas Das. Its rooms contain manuscripts, collections of images, artifacts, and objects.

100 USD = 8,174.67 INR

Overall Score

2.4
  • Air quality: 315 US AQI Hazardous. Health warning of emergency conditions: everyone is more likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,100,000 people
  • GDP: $1,706 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 9 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Airtel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: At restaurants, you should tip 10 percent for standard service. If someone really went out of their way and the service was exceptional, you can tip up to 15 percent. If the bill is quite high, like over 1,000 rupees, you can tip a little less.
  • Apartment listings: 99Acres
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Ola
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Indigo
  • Best intl air carrier: Jet Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $450
  • Monthly costs for family: $1000
  • Monthly costs for local: $280
  • Meal: $1.7
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $1.8


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