Barsur is a sleepy village situated about 24 km north of Gidam in Chhattisgarh
. This small village is renowned as the 'city of temples and ponds'. Situated on the banks of Indravati River, Barsur happened to be the throne of power during the tenure of the Gangawanshi rulers in 840 AD.
Historians say that during the glory days of Barsur there were 147 temples and equal number of ponds. Even though it kept losing its glory gradually century after century, due to age and neglect, a glimmer of those prosperous days still remains which very much catches the attention of a curious tourist.
Mama Bhanja Ka Mandir, Chandraditya Temple, Battisa Temple and a mammoth statue of Lord Ganesh are the most noteworthy among the structures. There is also a vast pond of pre-historical days, worth visiting.