I landed in Raipur early in the morning, and had three hours in hand before my train to Bilaspur. I wanted to go somewhere, but the lady at the Ola desk in the airport told me very pessimistically that there was very little to do in Raipur in general and literally nothing to do in the morning. She told me to just sit around in the airport till it was time for my rain. I was taken aback, because the brochure I had got from the airport travel desk told a different story. She looked through the brochure and dismissed all the places listed there. This was the first time I encountered the pessimism of the people in the travel industry in Chattisgarh – I was going to encounter it countless time during my trip.