Sirpur is a village in Mahasamund district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The village is situated on the banks of Mahanadi River and used to be the capital of Paduvanshi dynasty in ancient times. In Earlier times, the city was known by the name of ‘Shripur’ or ‘Shripura’ meaning the place of abundance, auspiciousness and Lakshmi. Sirpur has several temples dedicated to Lord Rama, Shiva, Vishnu, Laxman, Buddha Vihara, Jain Vihara and Devi temples along with Snan-kund. The temples have spectacular architecture enhanced with some modern conveniences for ease of visitors.
When To Visit
There are two seasons to visit the heritage city- Sirpur. Period between Octobers to November is winters, in that time; weather is moderately cold, pleasant and comfortable for walking, wildlife encounters and sight-seeing.
The Months of January –February-March are festival months; Maha Shivratri fair, Holi, Makarsakranti and 3 day Music and dance festival organized by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board in January. The average weather conditions in Sirpur are moderate and bearable all throughout the year when compared to other parts of the state.
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Anand Prabhu Kudi VIhar or Buddha Viahr
How To Reach
The most convenient way to reach Sirpur is by bus or car from Raipur. Sirpur lies on National Highway 53, there is plenty of state bus that runs on hourly basis from Raipur to Sirpur and the capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is easily accessible from any part of India.
The nearest railway station is Mahasamund railway station located at the distance of 32kms. There are ply of express and passenger trains available to Sirpur from majority of metropolitan cities in India. The other rail head are Bagbhara railway station at 38.65kms and Tilda railway station at 45kms. Once you get off the train, bus, auto and pre-booked cabs are available to your destination.
The village dosen’t owns its airport. The nearest airport is Swami Vivekananda International airport in Raipur at 74kms, the Raipur airport is well linked to other cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Ranchi, Vishakhapatnam and more. Once you get off the airport, you can taxi, cab or board on bus to reach your destination.