Korba -> Raipur -> Champaran
Located at about 60 km from Raipur, Champaran (earlier known as
Champajhar) is a small but famous village as it's the birthplace of
the saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh
Sect. A beautiful temple has been built in honor of this great saint,
which has enhanced the religious sanctity of the place. The temple of
Champakeshwara Mahadeva is another attraction at Champaran, worth
visiting on your Champaran Tour.
But the greatest attraction of Champaran is its Annual Fair, which is
held with great fanfare in the month of Magh (January - February),
every year. Another attraction of Champaran is the birthday
celebrations of the saint Vallabhacharya on 11th day of Baisakh
(April-May) when thousands of devotees assemble at the temple to pay
their homage to the holy soul.
How to Reach
Raipur is the nearest airport and railhead from Champaran. Champaran
is easily accessible by road from Raipur (60-68 km) both via Arang and
via Rajim. Regular Buses are available from Raipur and Arang (25 km).