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“BUDHA TALAB” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivekanand Sarovar

Vivekanand Sarovar
Ranked #8 of 44 things to do in Raipur
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Raipur
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“BUDHA TALAB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Oldest sarovar in Raipur at Central location. Good to see and walk around. There is one garden in the middle of Saroval with a big statue of Swami Vivekanand.

Visited May 2013
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“Swami Vivekananda all over”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Vivekananda Sarovar,popularly known as Budha Talab is one the of oldest water bodies and landmarks of the city of Raipur.It is located in the area named as 'Purani Basti' meaning 'Old Settlement' whihc is claimed to be the oldest part of the city. The presence of 400 years old Dudhadhari Math in this area further makes this claim stronger. I have spent my childhood in Raipur and I can say that this lake has always been one of the primary attractions in the city. In fact it was the only place of attraction 20 years ago when Raipur was a small district town in MP.
I visited this place latest in November 2012 along with my wife for whome it was the 1st ever visit. The park itself is a narrow pathway running in between the lake with bettle nut trees standing tall on both side. There are color fountains on the
lake and the park is also well lit. the best part of the park/lake is the gigantic statue of Swami Vivekananda in meditating position at the end of the park. This statue has got a place in the Limca Book of record due to its size.The reflection of the illuminated status on the lake in the evening just makes you feel overwhelmed. It is beleived that Swami Vivekanada used to bath and swim in this lake when he stayed in Raipur for 2 years during his teenage along with his family(1877 to 1879). There are also food stalls just outside the park. A must visit place for all peopel living in or visiting Raipur to witness a lake thats a part of the city's history. Best time to visit is during or just after sunset. Please avoid afternoons.

Visited November 2012
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