Surguja district is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh State of India. Borders of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh States are adjoining to the district. This district has over extension between south-eastern part of Vindhyachal-Baghelkhand region of peninsular India. It lies between 23o 37’ 25’’ To 24o 6’ 17’’ north latitude and 81o 34’40’’ To 84o 4’40’’ east longitude . 244.62 km long east to west and 167.37 broad north to south, this land has as area of about 16359 Sq Km
According to holy books Lord Rama had visited Surguja during his fourteen years of "Vanwas" period. There are many places in connection to epic of Ramayana.