Mahasamund is a city located in the district of Chhattisgarh state of India. Mahasamund shares its boundaries with the districts of Raipur and Rajgarh of Chhattisgarh, Nawapara and Bargarh of Orissa. Mahasamund serves as an administrative headquarters of the district.
Attractions in the region of Mahasamund include Sirpur, which was once the capital of South Kosala region and also a centre of science, religion and studies related to arts. The Laxman Temple here is also one of the popular attractions because of its unique architectural work of bricks and ancient scriptures, which depict Lord Shiva. There is also a museum in the temple which is maintained by the ASI. Other attractions here include the Gandheswar Temple and Swastik Vihar.
During the rule of Somavansiya emperors, Mahasamund used to be the main centre of learning for the locals residing there. The presence of natural lakes, waterfalls, forest tracks and fast flowing rivers here has made Mahasamund a popular destination.
Apparently, there are wide range of flora and fauna available here. Mahasamund has a tropical climate with three major seasons of summer, winter and monsoon. Summers here are extremely hot while winters are pleasant and perfect for visiting this town..
Mahasamund has a bus station which connects different destinations to the town via National Highway 217. The train station is located on the Raipur-Visakhapatnam railway line of the South Eastern Railways. The main rail links that operate in the town of Mahasamund are Visakhapatnam-Raipur Passenger, Durg-Visakhapatnam Passenger, Samta Express, Raipur-Khariar Road Passenger and Adi Puri.
The nearest airport is located in Raipur, which connects other major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Bhubaneshwar. Flights to Indore are also available.