Introduction : A tehsil headquarter, Dongargarh is the main tourist as well as piligrimage
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 reffered as CHOTTI BAMBLESHWARI. Lakhs of people from in and around
Chattisgarh 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
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.