How To Reach Raipur
Raipur is the largest city in Chhattisgarh and is also the capital of the state. Raipur is known for being the largest industrial center in India with numerous steel mills, steel plants as well as aluminum and coal industries. But apart from the industrialization in the city, there are other things to see as well that we will get to. Since Raipur is such a busy city, it is evitable that the transport to and fro from the city is quite convenient. You can travel to Raipur by air, rail as well as road and can also get around easily by local transportation that is easily available. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to reach Raipur.
Travelling by air is one of the most convenient ways when it comes to going on a vacation anywhere. The closest airport to Raipur is Swami Vivekananda International Airport and it is located at a distance of 15.5 km from the main part of the city. Since this is an international airport, people from domestic as well as international destinations can take an available flight to Raipur. Domestic flight carriers like Indigo, Spice Jet, Vistara and a few more fly to and fro transporting passengers from different cities in India to Raipur and vice versa. International flight carriers like Go Dubai, Eitihad and many more fly to international destinations like the Middle East and south East Asia. Once you get off at the airport, you can take public transportation to get to you location in the city.
Raipur is well connected by road to other cities inside Chhattisgarh as well as other cities in neighbouring states. Since there is so much industrialization in the city, there is a huge influx of products, materials and other commercial activities taking place within. Hence, the roads are well maintained and widely linked. You can choose to drive there if you are coming from a nearby city or state or you can also take a bus that is run by CSRTC that is the state government bus. These buses are cheap and on schedule, so you don’t have to worry about not finding transport. This is a great way to save money for the other things on your trip. You can also take luxury overnight buses from neighbouring states to reach Raipur.
Travelling by train is always fun, especially when you are with your folks. The closest railway station in the city is Raipur Junction Railway Station. This station is located at a distance of 1.4 km from the center of Raipur city and is the most convenient way to travel to this city. This railway station is extensively connected to other cities in other states as well as the ones inside Chhattisgarh. The Raipur Junction Railway Station is one of the highest earning railheads in the country. Once you reach the station, you can take a rickshaw, taxi or even a bus to reach your hotel or any other location the city.
Once in Raipur, it is quite easy to find transportation to go places. You can easily get around in Raipur by taking an auto rickshaw that is mostly used to travel around the city. There are two bus services in the city; one is Raipur City Bus Limited (RCBL) and the other is Raipur Nagar Nigam Transport Limited (RNNTL). You can use either to travel around in a convenient and cost effective manner. You can even book a cab, which is more comfortable but a bit more expensive than the other modes.