Dongargarh is one of the prominent pilgrim places in Rajnandgaon District
. It is about 35 km from Rajnandgaon
and 67 km from Durg
. Blessed with majestic mountains and ponds, Dongargarh has been derived from two words: 'Dongarh' meaning 'mountains' and 'garh' meaning 'fort'.
Popular of the landmarks is Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple on a hilltop which is 1,600 ft high. It is of great spiritual importance and a legend is associated with this shrine. Another prominent shrine in the vicinity is Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple. The devotees flock these temples during Navratri. Shivji Temple and the temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman are also located here. The ropeway is an added attraction and is the only passenger ropeway in Chhattisgarh.
The nearest airport is at Raipur, 110 km away and the nearest railhead is Rajnandgaon Railway Station. Dongargarh has good road communication and buses and taxis are available from Rajnandgaon to reach here.