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Traveling to Raipur
Raipur Airport, known in full as Swami Vivekananda Airport, is located 15 km from the city of Raipur and primarily handles domestic flights from around India. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Raipur you will not be able to find any direct flights, but the airport has plenty of connections around India so travelers from the UAE can make the trip with just one transfer.
Raipur Airport has recently benefited from a brand-new terminal which opened up in 2012 and handles both domestic and international flights. The airport itself is moderately sized and offers all of the basic facilities and amenities you would need, so you will be able to find somewhere to eat and drink as well as a couple of shops to pick up some travel basics. When you have arrived at the airport there are bus services available going into the city and the surrounding area, while you can also find taxis and private transfers at the airport.
Reasons to Visit Raipur
Raipur is the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh in India and is a popular destination with travelers looking to explore its many beautiful cultural sites and works of architecture. One of the best-known attractions in the city is the Kevalya Dham temple, while there are also some fascinating museums in the city well worth visiting. Along with its many sightseeing and cultural opportunities, Raipur is an excellent destination for outdoor adventurers as it is within close proximity to many stunning natural attractions in the region like the Kanha National Park, which includes a tiger reserve, and the beautiful Chitrakoot Falls.
Where to Stay
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Raipur Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to India, you will be able to go online and apply for an e- visa which allows you to stay for up to 60 days in the country. In Raipur the weather can get extremely hot like it is in the UAE during April and May, while it is generally warm throughout the rest of the year. Be advised that there is a rainy season in the region beginning in June and lasting for three or four months until September, so you may want to avoid visiting during this period. You will need to put your clocks forward by 1 hour and 30 minutes to get on local time in Raipur, while the prices in the city will generally be a lot cheaper for essentials like travel, food and accommodation compared to the UAE.
If you're considering exploring more of this fascinating country, you can find inspiration by reading about the top 10 attractions and tourist places in India.
* This information is correct as of June 2019
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