Raipur is a city in Raipur district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the 2nd largest city and the erstwhile capital of Chhattisgarh. It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000. Physiographically, the district is divided into three units viz. Chhattisgarh plain, eastern and south eastern undulating and hilly tract and southern hilly range. The land use pattern indicates that 42% of the area is occupied by the agricultural land. Raipur being capital of Chhattisgarh is one of the most advanced region in the state in terms of urban infrastructure. It is known for its vibrant lifestyle and rich cultural heritage. From beautiful temples to museums and wildlife sanctuary one can find all and more in this part of Chattisgarh.
Raipur Junction railway station is situated on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line of the Indian Railways (via Bhusawal, Nagpur, Gondia, Bilaspur, Rourkela, Kharagpur) and is connected with most major cities.
Swami Vivekananda Airport or Mana Airport is primary airport serving the state of Chhattisgarh.The airport is located, 15 km south of Raipur near Naya Raipur. After recent modernisation, is one of its kind in central India and presently connects Raipur to most of the major Metro city of India.