Raipur, located in central India, is the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh. The region was prominent from ancient times, as the territory of the Dhakshina Kosala kingdom. Consequently, there are nearby archealogical sites with interesting excavations, and ancient temples a few hours drive away, with finely detailed sculptures. The state of Chhattisgarh is rich in minerals and steel manufacturing is a major commercial activity. Also, Chhattisgarh is home to a large tribal population belonging to different clans, thereby presenting a rich indigenous culture and lifestyle encompassing music, dance, handicrafts, clothing and distinct tribal identities.