Chhattisgarh to host local food festival from July 17 to August 7

Chhattisgarh to host local food festival from July 17 to August 7

Chhattisgarh is all set to host Chhattisgarhi food festival from July 17 to August 7, 2022, at different locations spread throughout the state. It is in order to promote monsoon tourism in the state.


The Chhattisgarh state government is looking to amp up their community-based tourism, and the food festival is one of the great ways to do that. The event will highlight the state’s diverse cuisine and, along with that, it will also help promote local culture, traditions and everything tourism-related that the state has to offer.

When it comes to Chhattisgarhi cuisine, not a lot is known about it and that it is about to change with the help of the festival.

Chhattisgarh to host local food festival from July 17 to August 7

From the fiery red ant chutney to
fara or
chousela roti (rice puris) to traditional liquor made of mahua flowers, there is a lot of diversity one can find in the Chhattisgarhi cuisine. There are region specific as well as tribe specific. One will be spoiled for choice.

The food festival will be held at the Hotel Grand Imperia, Raipur on July 17, Eco Hill resort Kabir, Chabutra and Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat, Surguja on July23-24, Baiga Ethnic Resort, Sarodha Dadar, Kabirdham on July 30-31 and Dandami Luxury Resort, Chitrakote, Bastar on August 6-7.

Chhattisgarh to host local food festival from July 17 to August 7

The state tourism is hopeful that the food festival will be a gateway to other aspects of tourism in the state. The state is at present doing everything it can to promote rural tourism, ecotourism, wellness tourism and religious tourism. The focus is domestic and local tourism. At present, the state is already working towards pushing the tribal tourism circuit and it has been seen quite a progress. For instance, the Bastar region has been one of the most popular destinations in the state.

  1. What is special about Chhattisgarhi cuisine?
    Rice is predominantly used in Chhattisgarhi cuisine. The state also cultivates rice extensively, thus earning the nickname, the Rice Bowl of India.
  2. What is chapda chutney?
    Chapda chutney is a fiery chutney made of red ants. Red ants, chillies, ginger and roasted cumin seeds are ground into a paste to make the chutney. It is a Chhattisgarhi delicacy.
  3. How is Chhattisgarh during monsoons?
    Chhattisgarh enjoys pleasant weather during the monsoon season which is from July till October.

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