Ravishankar Sagar Dam
Ravishankar Sagar dam irrigates almost 57,000 hectares of land and is the main supply of water to the Bhilai Steel Plant and Raipur is here. Sondhur dam and Dudhawa dam are other major dams.
Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
Sitanadi wildlife sanctuary was established in 1974 Under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The sanctuary covers an area of approximately 556 sq km. The beautiful sanctuary derives its name from the Sitanadi River that originates in the middle of sanctuary and joins Mahanadi River near Deokhut. Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush green flora and fauna the major tourist attractions of Dhamtari include the famous Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to an amazing variety of wildlife and birds.
Bhilai Iron and Steel Plant
Situated 24 km from Raipur, the industrial township has one of the biggest steel plants in India. Apart from the huge Bhilai Steel Plant the Maitri Bagh in the township also attracts tourists of educational and technical interests.
A splendid temple of Goddess Danteswari tops the list of places of interest, in the town. This temple, which is one among the Shaktipithas of the country, is visited by devotees from different parts of the country through out the year. Constructed, mainly on the South Indian style of temple architecture, and located at the confluence of the holy rivers Shankini & Dhankini, this temple gives a pleasant feeling of peace and immense satisfaction to the minds of devotees who visit. Apart from Danteshwari temple, the temple of Bhairm Baba is also historically important place to visit.
This mining area has one of the largest deposits of Iron ore in the world. These are of extremely high quality - the Iron content of the ore is as high as 68%. 14 reserves have been discovered, of which 3 are being mined. Bailadila has two towns - Bacheli (29 km from Dantewada) and Kirandul (41 km from Dantewada). The mines are in the highest peak, Aakash Nagar.