Baikunthpur is a small town, which is part of the district of Koriya in the state of Chattisgarh. Koriya District is the main administrative headquarters of this small town, which is located just a kilometre away from Baikunthpur. This town has an average elevation of about 529 metres and is famous for Churcha, which is the main coal mine of the district. Baikunthpur is also popular for Durga Pooja and the national level football tournament.
The district of Koriya was essentially a princely state of British India which was separated from Surguja District on 25th May 1998. Baikunthpur town is situated towards the north-east of Chattisgarh state, comprising Ganga and Mahanadi basins. The entire basin is drained by several rivers, such as Gobri, Gopad, Teej and Hasdeo. The surrounding forest has bamboo, gamhar, khair, shisam, sal, mahua, tendu and various other trees.
Baikunthpur is known for its rich deposits of coal, red oxide, limestone and fire clay. Amrit Dhara Falls, Gavar Ghat Falls and Ramdhara Falls are the key tourist attractions near the main town of Baikunthpur. Akuri Nala is a popular picnic spot. Navakhai, Ganga Dusshera, Charta and Surhul are the major festivals celebrated in grand style in the region, which are an integral part of the tribal legacy of Baikunthpur.
Baikunthpur is connected by road and rail with major cities and towns within the state of Chattisgarh and other parts of India. The nearest airport is situated at a distance of 364 km at Raipur which is the state capital. Bilaspur Railway Station is the closest rail link from Baikunthpur which is served by major express trains from different parts of the country. The ideal time to visit Baikunthpur is between October and November, when the weather is pleasant.