Durg is a major city in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
The Durg district is formed on Jan. 1, 1906.
The Durg District is a populous District of Chhattisgarh. It occupies the southwestern part of the Chhattisgarh plain and possesses belts of hilly country in the south, southwest and northwest, bestowed with mineral resources and forests.
The National Highway No. 6 (Mumbai - Sambalpur - Calcutta) is the major highway of the district and the train route is the main line of the South Eastern Railway midway between Mumbai-Calcutta.
Nearest airport from the District Headquarter Durg is at Mana (Raipur) about 50 Km's. The District occupies the southwestern part of the Upper Sheonath-Mahanadi valley and the bordering hills in the south and southwest.
Physiographically, the District can be divided into two divisions, viz. the Chhattisgarh plain and the Southern plateau. The Chhattisgarh plain occupies the largest area in the District.
The general slope of the district comes under Mahanadi river slope and is towards the north and north east and locally in some places towards east.
The main rivers of Mahanadi are Sheonath, Kharun, Tandula, Kharkhara and Aamner. ==Sheonath== is the main river of the district which originates from Panabaras Hill (625 M) and flows towards noth-east. This river is the main tributary of Mahanadi River. The total length of the Sheonath river is 345 KM. The length of Sheonath river in Durg district is 120 KM.
The main tributary of Sheonath river is =Tandula river=. This river originates from hills situated in the north of Bhanupratappur (District- Kanker). After covering a distance of 34 KM this river joins Sukhanala. This river joins Sheonath river in the south-west of Durg in a distance of approximately 13 KM at gram Changori. The total length of this river is 96.6 KM. A dam is constructed during the period 1905 to 1921 at the joining point of Sukhanala and Tandula river.
Kharun river originates from Petechua in the south-east of the district and after flowing 80 KM joins Sheonath river near Somnath in the north. Sheonath river flows nearer to the western border of the district whereas river Kharun forms the eastern border of the district. The length of Kharun river is 120 KM. The area around Kharun river is very furtile.
Kharkhara river originates from hills situated in Dalli Rajahara in the south-west of the District. This river joins Sheonath river after covering a distance of 90 KM towards north-east. To fullfill the water requirement of Bhilai Steel Plant and Industry, in 1965-66, Kharkhara Dam was constructed. This is situated at Village Petechua at Balod Tehsil.
From the point of view of mineral resoures Durg district is very rich. In the district Limestone, Iron ore, Quartzite, Magnease and Dolomite are found in abandance. The iron ore of the district is in the form of Hemetite. The mines of iron ore is located at Rajhara hills and Jharandalli which are mainly used by Bhilai Steel Plant. In the district high quality Limestone is available which are located at Nandini, Semriya, Ghidiya, Khundani, Pithoura, Sahgaon, Deourjhal, Ahivara, Achouli, Matragota, Ghotwani, Medesara etc. In the district Quartzite is mined at Khursul, Kalkasha, Danitola etc. Dolomite is mined at Mohbhatta, Kodava and Tala. In Durg district white clay is mined at Kuvagondi and Petechuva.
Durg generally has a dry tropical weather which is moderate but on a warmer side in summer season. The peak temperatures are usually reached in May/June and can be as high as 45C. The onset of monsoon is usually from July and the season extends up to September, with monsoon peaking during July and August. Maximum, Average & Minimum Rain fall Of District Durg are 1477.2 mm, 1071.16 mm and 781.5 mm per year respectively.
By Train All of the Trains passing between Mumbai and Howrah have a major Stop at Durg Junction. By Airplane Mana (Raipur) Airport is 40 KM from Durg By Bus Connected by a decent Bus services to Nagpur Jashpur And Bilaspur
Twin City Durg-Bhilai
It features landscaped garden which is a joint initiative of Indian and Russian government and a Zoo. The highlights of Zoo are exotic animal and avian species, lake, toy trains and others. The musical fountain, situated on the island in the artificial lake in Maitri Bagh is a dynamic spectacle which responds to the music in a way that interprets the style and rhytmm of the musical performance. As the music plays, jets of water shoot in the air, twist, sway, pirouette, pulse, drum and skip with the beat - each movement lit by brilliant colours.
Located 3 km from Bhilai, this place is famous for its ancient Shiv Mandir.
Located around 58 km. from the district of Durg, Balod houses Prachin Kila or oldest Palace, Mandir and Sati Chabutra.
It is a site to visit exquisite Jain Temples and Pasharwanath Tirth. read more
Its major attraction is a Dam which is 1128 meters long and is located on the Kharkhara River.
It is around 60 km from Durg. The prime attraction of this place is a Dam on Tandula River. It is an exciting picnic spot also.