Mainpat

Mainpat often called as Shimla of Chhattisgarh and Mini Tibet is a hill station.

Updated: June 21, 2020

Mainpat often called as Shimla of Chhattisgarh and Mini Tibet is a hill station with its untouched green pastures, deep valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, dense forests, magnificent hills and untouched rivulets. The hill station hasn't been completely commercialized yet and receives relatively smaller influx of tourists.

The Tibetan refugees were rehabilitated in Mainpat after the Chinese invasion of Tibet and therefore you can see the confluence of cultures and diverse traditions here. Because of its Tibetan population, Mainpat is home to a lot of monasteries. Dhakpo Shedupling is one of the most prominent monasteries in the area. It is a Gelug monastery and is relatively smaller than its north-eastern and Nepalese counterparts. It has Buddhist relics and artifacts.

Fish Point is around 17 kilometres from the village centre, nestled amidst hills with stunning panoramic views. This point has a flowing river called Machali Nadi which culminates into a waterfall with a descent height of 80 metres in the same area. The place was named after a specific species of fish found in the Machali Nadi.

Tiger Point is another scenic waterfall merely 7 kilometres away from the village centre. The waterfall is originated from the Mahadev Muda river and is encircled by thick jungles on all sides. The place is named after a few tigers spotted at this sight years ago. The water plunges down a height of 60 metres from atop the cliff into an underlying pond. 

Parpatiya Sunset Point is around 30 kilometres from the Mainpat and is famous for its stunning views during sunsets. The neighboring hills appear as cubes from this point. It is must visit point as the drive up to this point is filled with scenic views.

Mehta Point is another viewpoint offering a bird's-eye view of the sprawling lush landscapes and green covered hills. As the view point is set at a higher altitude, it has a fair amount of clouds at the top almost giving you a sense of walking amidst clouds. 

The Mercury Falls are said to be the tallest waterfall in Mainpat with a height of over 400 feet, nestled in the hills of Mainpat. The water stream glides over 8 steps to form this gorgeous cascade. These falls are are a little difficult to reach with no proper pathway.

Daroga Jharna is located 6 kilometres from the Mainpat bus stand that has an abundance of water and offers a plethora and tranquil setting.  

The Bhutahi Jalprapat located 6 kilometres from Mainpat bus stand is a flowing stream of water. It makes it way on a zig-zag pathway that resemble the movements of a snake. The flowing stream looks white as a pearl and moves with such sheer force that it produces a loud scary sound. The name of the place is because of this characteristic sound.

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