came into existence on 26th
Jan' 1973, by way of division of District Durg. The Rajnandgaon
state was ruled by Somvanshis, Kalchuris and Marathas. The
Rajnandgaon was originally named as Nandgram. The Palaces in the
town of Rajnandgaon reveals its own tale of the rulers, their
society & culture and the splendid tradition during that time.
The contribution of Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Padumlal
Punnalal Bakshi and Baldeo Prasad Mishra in the field of Hindi
literature has a special mention. The District Kawardha was latter
bifurcated from the District on 1st July 1998.The
District Rajnandgaon is in the central part of Chhattisgarh. The
District headquarter Rajnandgaon is on the Mumbai - Howrah line of
south eastern railways. The National Highway 6 (Great Eastern Road)
also passes through the town of Rajnandgaon. The nearest airport to
the District is at Mana(Raipur), about 80 kms away.