Mainpat is a hill station and a small village in the Surguja district in the northern part of Chhattisgarh. It is about 55 km from Ambikapur by road. This hill station is 50 km from the divisional headquarters of Ambikapur, To the south. 160 km from Korba, to the northeast. and 360 km northeast of the state capital Raipur.
This hill station is famous for Bisar paani or Ulta paani which ignores gravity and flows upwards.
Mainpat is also known as Shimla/Switzerland of Chhattisgarh and is a popular tourist attraction. It is home to many Tibetan religious exiles who worship in a temple dedicated to the Buddha and make designer mats as well as woolen clothes.
Dhakpo Shedupling Monastery
Due to the Tibetan population, Mainpat is home to many monasteries, Dhakpo Shedupling is the most famous monastery in the area and probably the most visited by tourists here. It is a Gelug monastery and is relatively smaller than its north-eastern and Nepali counterparts and contains Buddhist relics and artifacts.
It lies About 17 kilometers from the center of the village, between the hills with stunning scenic views. This point has a flowing river called Machli Nadi which falls in the same area at a waterfall with a height of 80 meters. The tourist attraction is named after the specific species of fish found in the Machli Nadi.
Mercury Falls is a relatively untouched fall nestled in the hills of Mainpat, a little difficult to reach unless there is a proper route. It’s perfect if you choose to explore uncharted regions. Mercury Falls Maine is said to be the tallest waterfall in Mainpat with a height of over 400 feet, the water flows up the steps to form this magnificent cascade.
This is another offbeat place that has not yet been discovered by tourists, located 6 kilometers away from the Mainpat bus stand. The place has plenty of water and offers a good and quiet place away from more mainstream tourist destinations.
The Bhutahi waterfall, located 6 kilometers from the Mainpat bus stand, is a stream of water that makes its way onto a zig-zag road resembling the movement of a snake. The flowing stream looks white like pearls and moves forward with such intense force that it makes a loud scary sound. This characteristic noise is also the reason behind the name Bhutahi springs.