|• Type||Nagar Palika Parishad|
|• District magistrate||Shri Deepak Soni (IAS)|
|• Total||2,786.76 km2 (1,075.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||528 m (1,732 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Surgujiha|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||CG 29|
Surajpur is a city and a nagar palika parishad situated in the bank of Rihand River in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh state in central India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Surajpur district, located 256 km North from the state headquarters Raipur. The National Highway 43 has its route through Surajpur.
Surajpur is located at  It has an average elevation of 528 metres (1,732 ft)..
Surajpur has a large scope for education and sports.The city is considered to be a base for higher education.
Schools and Colleges
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The only college for graduation and postgraduation is situated on the east part of Surajpur known as Surajpur Degree College with courses mainly Arts and recently Commerce has come into main frame for the student in Surajpur district.
The Government of Chhattisgarh is Planning to Open a school to Provide English Medium Education for the Regional students. Apart from this the Surajpur has a very good Education back Ground. Numbers of Hindi and English Medium Schools have come into existence after the formation of Chhattisgarh State:
- Navodaya Vidyalaya (Central Government School)
- Municipal School (Government)
- Boys Higher Secondary School (Government)
- Girls Higher Secondary School (Government)
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir Hr. Secondary School (Private)
- Global Public School (Private)
- Aadarsh High School (Private)
- Sadhu Ram Vidya Mandir (Private)
- Pt.Viswanath Memorial School (Private)
- Govind Saraswati Shishu Mandir Hr. Secondary School (Private)
- Surya Kant Tripathi Nirala School (Private)
- Holy Temple Hr. Sec School (Private)
- East & West Mission High School (Private)
- D.A.V Public School (Private)
Surajpur is one of the major cities in Chhattisgarh so transportation is not an issue here. It is linked with both Road and Railways. National Highway 43 Cross to link KATNI towards North and GUMLA & RACHI towards east. Surajpur is directly linked to Varanasi Via Bhaiyathan → Prattapur → Renukoot → Robertzganj and towards Bilaspur → Raipur → Bhilai → Nagpur via Devipur and Krishnapur (kalua).
Surajpur is well connected to Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Katni, Nagpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Rachi, Kolkata, Bhuwneshwar, Cuttak. so you can travel easily by roads also. The city is connected with National Highway 43.
Raipur airport is the nearest airport from Surajpur. Surajpur is well connected with Raipur airport. Daily train / Bus are available from/ To Surajpur. The Nearest airport near Surajpur is Raipur (Capital of Chhattisgarh). One can take flights from Delhi for Raipur and use the connecting bus or train service directly from Raipur (Durg - Ambikapur Express is the best train to reach Surajpur). Almost all major cities of the country are connected through Raipur Airport. Indian Airlines, jet airways and Air India are Providing their Daily Service to all the Major airports of the Country.
Surajpur Railway station is 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the City Center situated on the North part. The station provides connection with Bhopal the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. Raipur the state capital of Chhattisgarh. Bilaspur is the headquarters of Southeast Central Railways and is well connected with mail and super-fast trains from Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Katni, Kota, Jaipur, Jammu & Hyderabad. Some of the important train connecting Surajpur Road are :
- Jabalpur - Ambikapur Express
- Ambikapur - Shahdol
- Ambikapur - Durg via Anuppur →Uslapur → Raipur
- Narmada Express between Indore Junction BG (Indore) to Bilaspur at Anuppur Railway station 127 km (79 mi) away from Surajpur station
- Bhopal - Bilaspur Express at Anuppur Railway station 127 km (79 mi) away from Surajpur station
- Amarkantak Express between Bhopal and Durg at Anuppur Railway station 127 km (79 mi) away from Surajpur station
Besides this it halts for a few seconds at Anuppur station for trains like Garib rath, Utkal Express, Heerakund Express, New Delhi Sampark Kranti, Bilaspur - Rewa Etc.
Places of interest
Durga Mandir is situated at Tilsiva 1 km from Center of Surajpur.
This temple is also known as the Mahamaya Temple.
Gaytri Mandir is one of the famous and oldest temples, situated on the bank of river Rihand at Gayatri Nagar west in Surajpur. It is a temple of lord sarda. Surajpur wakes up with the prayer "Gayatri Mantra", which can be heard at 5:00AM throughout surajpur. The temple is surrounded by a nursery and parks.
Shiv Park is developed by the local authority after the formation of Chhattisgarh. It is a popular place to hangout. Shiv park is situated on Gayatri Mandir Road at Gayatri Nagar (West). but Nowadays it became a forest. No one take care of this park.
Mahamaya Mandir is situated at Devipur 4 km away from Surajpur. Mahamaya Temple is one of the most famous and Oldest temples. People from different Places visit Mahamaya Mandir toworship and now it has become a major Tourist Attraction Place in Chhattisgarh. The people of Surajpur District has a great faith on Mahamaya devi and during Navratri this place becomes a major attraction and navratri mela is being organized by the people. The daily free bus service is being provided by the Bhakt mandaly[check spelling] of Surajpur for the pilgrimage and devoties to reach Devipur from Surajpur. A Huge arrangement is being made by the Local People and public Authorities as well.
Shyam Baba Temple
It is again a famous temple situated at Surajpur. Large Mela and Nagar Bhraman is being organised by the local people. Many people around Surajpur and other surrounding districts gather on the eve to celebrate Lord Shyama's Birthday.
It is a waterfall situated about 15 km from the district headquarters of Surajpur. This waterfall is created by various water sources from deep green forests of Ketka range.
It is a waterfall on the Rihand River. it is 104 km from Surajpur city. It is almost at the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh border. It attracts tourists from all three states.