Welcome to Champa, a beautiful city located in the Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, India. This city is situated on the banks of the Hasdeo river, a tributary of Mahanadi, and has an average elevation of 253 metres (830 feet). Champa is a perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, and modern amenities, making it an ideal destination for tourists. Let’s explore the various aspects of this city.
As per the 2011 India census, Champa had a population of approximately 45,000. The city is divided into two parts by a temple of Samleshwari Devi, which is situated in the heart of the city. Males constitute 51% of the population, and females constitute 49%. Champa has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy of 59% and female literacy of 41%. Approximately 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Kosa Silk of Champa is famous for its purity and is made by people belonging to the Dewangan Caste. Kosa silk is also exported to other countries from here. The Kosa silk merchants are particularly from the Dewangan caste. They import Kosa (Tassar silk) yarn from China and Korea and make silk shirtings and sarees. They also make yarn from Kosa called Cocoon in English and make Khadi Shirtings. They export it to many Indian states and countries like the U.K., U.S.A. and Brazil. Champa is one of the producers of High-Quality Silk.
Champa City runs under the administration of the Municipality Of Champa. Jai Thawait is the mayor of Champa, and he is from the Indian National Congress.
Champa is famous for Samleshwari Devi temple, Kuldevi of Champa, and Kaleswar Nath Mahadev temple. Champa is also famous for its Kosa silk, gold, and brass metal works. Champa has large industries viz. Madhya Bharat Paper Limited (MBPL), Prakash Industries Ltd., CSPGCLs Marwa Power Plant, and many mega power projects are under construction.
Champa has several colleges and schools that provide quality education to students. Some of the famous colleges in Champa are Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Champa Govt. M.M.R.Post Graduate college, and The Leprosy Mission Chhattisgarh Vocational Training Centre, Champa. Some of the famous schools in Champa are Delhi Public School Champa, Fairy Public School [Champa], Kidzone English School, Hasdeo Public School Champa, Lions Hr. Sec. School Champa, Rainbow Kidzee School, Champa, Prince Of Peace English High School Champa, CG Little Angle Covent School Champa, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Champa, Saraswati Shishu Mandir Primary School (Hatri Bazar), Amardeep Public School Champa, LDN School, Keshar Public School, Gyandeep Public School, Gyanmandir School, Gaytri Bal Sanskar High School, and Manka Public School.
Champa has several hospitals that provide quality healthcare services to the people. Some of the famous hospitals in Champa are B.D.M. Dharam Hospital (Government Hospital), NKH Hospital, Nayak Nursing Home, Mission Hospital, Osho Dhara Hospital, Rathore Clinik, Vinayak Netralay, Nayak Maternity and Surgical Centre, TLM Bethesda Leprosy Home and Hospital, Bachpan Children Hospital, and Dewangan Nursing Home.
Champa is well-connected to bigger cities by road and railways. It is easy to reach Champa.
Champa is well-connected through roads to the state capital Raipur, which is 161.4 km away via NH130B, and it is connected to Delhi, the country’s capital, via NH44.
Champa railway station is a junction on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. Korba (Gevra) passengers need to change the line from here for going to Korba. It is the biggest railway station in the Janjgir-Champa District of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the A graded stations of the country.
The nearest commercial airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport, Naya Raipur, which is 178 km away.
Champa has several tourist places that attract tourists from all over the world. Some of the famous tourist places in Champa are:
Hanuman Dhara is a picnic spot located at the northwest side of the city (Side of Hasdeo River). This place is surrounded by dense trees. The name of the spot is for Hanuman Temple, situated in this place.
It is a tourist place located beside the bank of Hasdev River. According to a historical myth, a monk lived at this place who was capable of crossing the river by walking.
(17 km away from the city) Its goddess Durga temple situated at Champa Korba road.
Vivekanand Garden great:
Raj Mahal is a Hindi word, derived from Sanskrit. It literally translates to Kings Palace. Chattisgarh has a long history of kings, and one of these men decided to erect a palace to boost his own ego and leave a lasting legacy for centuries to come.
Champa has two multiplex cinema halls, Mukund Multiplex, and Padmini Cineplex.
In conclusion, Champa is a beautiful city that has something to offer to everyone. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or a foodie, Champa has it all. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this hidden gem of Chhattisgarh.