Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple which of a great spiritual importance and the people of Chhattisgarh consider it as a Tirth. Dongargarh is the main tourist and pilgrimage destination Chhattisgarh.
Dongargarh is the main tourist as well as pilgrimage of the district. The famous temple of MAA BAMLESHWARI is on a hilltop of 1600 feet in the town of Dongargarh. This temple is referred as BADI BAMLESHWARI. Another temple at ground level is situated about 1/2 kms. from the main temple complex. This temple is referred as CHHOTI BAMLESHWARI. Lakhs of people from in and around Chhattisgarh flock the shrine during the Navratras of Kavar (during Dusshera) and Chaitra (during Ramnavmi). During these Navratras melas (fair) are organized in the premises of the temple, which run 24 hours. Many companies and organizations display their product during this mela. The added tourist attraction is the ropeway. It is the only passenger ropeway in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata
The nearest airport is at Mana (Raipur), around 110 kms from Dongargarh.
Dongargarh is also well connected with trains. It’s on Bombay – Howrah main line at a distance of 170 kms from Nagpur and 100 kms from Raipur.
Dongargarh is located at a distance of 40 kms from district headquarter Rajnandgaon and well connected with buses from Rajnandgaon.