Maa Bamleshwari Temple
Introduction : A tehsil headquarter, Dongargarh is the main tourist as well as pilgrimage of the district. The famous temple of MAA BAMBLESHWARI, is on a hilltop of 1600 feet in the town of Dongargarh. This temple is referred as BADI BAMBLESHWARI. Another temple at ground level is situated about 1/2 k.m. from the main temple complex. This temple is referred as CHOTTI BAMBLESHWARI. Lakhs of people from in and around Chhattisgarh flock the shrine during the navratris of Kavar (during Dashera) and Chaitra (during Ramnavmi). During these navratris melas (fair) are organised in the premises of the temple, which run 24 hours. Many companies and organisations display their product during this mela. The added tourist attraction is the ropeway. It is the only passenger ropeway in the state of Chhattisgarh.
How to reach :
Dongargarh is located at a distance of 40 kms from district headquarter Rajnandgaon and well connected with buses from Rajnandgaon. Dongargarh is also well connected with trains. Its on Bombay - Howrah main line at a distance of 170 kms from Nagpur and 100 kms from Raipur. The nearest airport is at Mana (Raipur), around 110 kms from Dongargarh.
Temple Timings :
On Weekdays - 04:30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.02:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays - 04:30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. & Sundays
During Navratri - 24 Hours
Seasons to visit :
Dongargarh could be visited through out the year.