Dongargarh is a city and municipality in Rajnandgaon District in the state of Chhattisgarh, India and the site of the Bambleshwari Temple. A prominent pilgrim destination in Rajnandgaon District, the city lies about 35 kilometres west from Rajnandgaon, 67 kilometres west from Durg and 132 kilometres east from Bhandara which are situated on National Highway 6. Featuring majestic mountains and ponds, Dongargarh is derived from the words: Dongarh meaning ‘mountains’ and garh meaning ‘fort’. The Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple, situated on a 1,600 feet high hilltop, is a popular landmark. It is of great spiritual importance and several legends are associated with this shrine too. Another prominent shrine in the vicinity is Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple. Devotees flock these temples during Navratri. Shivji Temple and temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman are also located here. The ropeway is an added attraction and is the only passenger ropeway in Chhattisgarh. A severe accident occurred in 2016 when the ropeway broke and fell down killing several people. The town is known for religious Harmony and has considerable population of Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians and Jains apart from Hindus
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport is Just 72 kms away from the city is Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
There are regular trains from other major cities (like New Delhi,Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Banglore, Ahmedabad, Raipur etc) of the country to Rajnandgaon. Railway Station name is – Raj Nandgaon(RJN) .
Rajanandgaon city is connected to the National Highway. This city is located on NH 6. It is 72 kms away from Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur and is 212 kms away from Nagpur(Maharashtra).
Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh 491445