Chirmiri Tourism And Travel Guide
39.7° C / 103.4° F
January to December
2 to 3 Days
Swami Vivekananda International Airport (316.7 kms)
Ambikapur Railway Station (99.4 kms)
If you are visiting the district of Koriya in Chhattisgarh there is one place you must not miss, Chirmiri a quiet and exciting hill station. Situated at a height, this hill station is quite a treat for anyone who wants to get away from the heat. Tourism in Chirmiri is famous throughout the year but is very special in winters. It is easy to the hill station and it can be reach by air, rail or even road and there is ample public transportation in this small town to go around sightseeing. The best time to go to this place is winters, although it remains cool here throughout the year. Our travel guide to Chirmiri will help you decide the places you should visit and the things you can do in and around the vicinity of Chirmiri.
How to Reach
The closest airport to Chirmiri is Swami Vivekananda International Airport located in Raipur. This airport is distanced at 316.7 km from the center of the hill station and is quite far. It takes about 7 hours from there to reach the hill station.
Chirmiri is accessible by road and there are several well maintained roads and highways that lead to it. You can drive there or you can take a bus operated by the government or private companies; these are cost efficient.
The main railhead that serves Chirmiri is Ambkapur Railway Station. This station is distanced at 99.4 km from the hill top and is 2.5 hours away. This is the most convenient way to get to Chirmiri and an inexpensive way as well. There is a railway station Chirmiri itself but it does not have many frequent trains running.
Chirmiri is a tourist destination and the best way to get around and sightseeing is by taking a taxi or an auto rickshaw. There are busses by the government as well that are on schedule and will take you around easily.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summers in Chirmiri are the hottest but not as much as the other nearby regions. Temperatures during this season range from 30°C to 38°C with it being cooler during nights. This is not the most recommended season to visit.
The second best season to visit Chirmiri after winter is the monsoon season. Slight rains starting in the month of July with heavy rains in August and September, this is a great season to enjoy the green landscape and waterfalls. Temperatures in this season range from 20°C-28°C.
One of the best times to visit a hill station is during winters; starting in the month of November and ending in March, this season has average temperatures ranging from 7°C to 15°C. The beauty of this place exemplifies during this season.
Things to Do
Visit Famous Temples:
Chirmiri is a small hill town that has several temples in the region as well as around the region. Temples like Lord Jagannath Temple, Maha Maya Temple in Ratanpur, the amazing Gufa Mandir and many more can be visited on your trip to Chirmiri.
There are many villages near Chirmiri like Baigapara that are abundant in natural resources and have home stays where you can stay for a couple of days to know more about the place and the locals. This activity appeals to anthropologists.
Sit by a Waterfall:
After you’re done visiting all the sights in Chirmiri, it is time to have some fun at close by waterfalls like Amrit Dhara, Ramadha and Akuri Nala. Enjoy a relaxed day at the banks of the waterfall, go for a swim and have a picnic to make the most out of the place.
Chirmiri has several trekking trails and if you are an adventurous person, trekking is something you must engage in. On your way to the top hilliest region, you are able to see vibrant flowers and varieties of plants and shrubs.
If you want to be a little more adventurous, you can go on a camping trip. Provisions are available at certain places that you can avail or can bring your own things along. This is a good way to be close to nature.
There are several restaurants in Chirmiri that you can go to and enjoy a good meal. There are regular restaurants like Fulbasiya Hotel, Ghasita Hotel, Nice Restaurant Bhole Hotel and many more in the area. But if you want to discover something new and different from the usual, you must visit the village area of Chirmiri where you can find authentic local food at a very minimal cost. The villager here cook from natural items found in the produce and cook scrumptious meals. They are more than happy when you go visit them and eat a meal with them and share life stories.
After an entire day of travelling around and sightseeing, one may feel like shopping and relaxing. The best way to do local shopping from Chirmiri is to go to Haat Bazaars in the region that open in the mornings and evenings. The Haat Bazaars are run by the villagers in the region and they sell everything from fruits and vegetables to terracotta items, brass products, handicrafts, handbags, sarees and so much more that you won’t be able to choose from them. This is the best part about Chhattisgarh as you are able to find some of the most local items.