Bhilai, also called Bhilai Nagar is an industrial city in the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh in India. Situated 25 kilometers west of Raipur, the capital of the state, the city is well known for being home to the largest steel plant in India. This city in the Durg district has a population, which is an eclectic mix of people from different parts of India. The city of Bhilai is known for its great culture that is harmonious blend of different cultures. Due to presence of steel plant the city always make headlines and latest news from Bhilai can always be found across all the media.
The economy of the city of Bhilai largely revolves around the steel plant. The city is home to both skilled and unskilled workers who work in the steel plant. In recent years, the city has emerged as one of the major hubs of education in the region. With opening of numerous engineering and professional colleges the environment of the city has changed for better. Nowadays sights of hordes of students on the roads of the city are common affair.
The culture of Bhilai is a fine reflection of its diverse population. The city observes festival of different regions that include Durga Puja celebrations, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Pongal, Id, and festivals of Sikh community.
Chhattisgarhi and Hindi are widely spoken languages.
The city of Bhiliai is a tourist paradise as it is replete with numerous tourist attractions like Secular Steel, The Maitri Bagh, Civic Center, Deobaloda, Tandula, Dhamdha, Dongargarh, Balod, Siyadevi, Nagpura, Kharkhara, Hajra Falls and Barnawapara. Tourist can make a tour to Bhilai round the year but best time to visit is winters. The city is well connected to road and rail links. The nearest airport is in Raipur.
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