Arieal View of Dongargarh View from Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple on a hilltop
A tehsil headquarters, Dongargarh, is the main tourist as well as pilgrimage site of the district. The famous temple of Goddess Bamleshwari, on a hilltop of 1,600 feet (490 m) in the town of Dongargarh, is referred to as Badi Bamleshwari. Another temple, at ground level, is situated about 1/2 km from the main temple complex. This temple is known as Chhoti Bamleshwari. Many hundreds of thousands of people from in and around Chhattisgarh flock to the shrine during the navratris of Kavar (during Dussera) and Chaitra (during Ramnavmi). During these navratris, melas (fairs) which run 24 hours, are organised in the premises of the temple. Another site of interest is the ancient place of Mata sheetala devi Shakti Peetha. This temple, which dates from 2200 Years ago, lies 1.5 km from the railway station.