Recognising the importance of Tourism as an instrument for socio- economic development, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board was established on 18th January 2002. As nodal agency the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board is responsible for infrastructural and institutional development, investment in facilities & hotels, wayside amenities and above all aggressive marketing & promotion for the comprehensive development. CTB is also focussing on manpower training and employment generation to create a manpower pool for travel trade and hospitality industry of this state.
The Board intends to promote tourism in a sustainable manner. CTB is also trying to incorporate carrying capacity analysis to the resource utilization. The state is covered with nearly 45% of the forests and 32% of tribal population, therefore, it offers immense opportunities for Eco-Ethno, Adventure and Cultural tourism.
CTB has some amazing properties set in the picturesque locations which run on alternate energy source being solar energy. CTB boasts of 36 properties, out of which 28 hotels, motels and wayside amenities are operated on management contract and 8 motels are run by CTB itself.
Chhattisgarh has positioned itself as the destination 'full of surprises' with some of the amazing destinations which could certainly lead to the growth of tourism in the future. It has created a niche for itself on the tourist map of India.