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Tour to Janjgir-Champa


Janjgir-Champa At a Glance
  • Population:1,620,632
  • Area :3,635 sq.kms.
  • Geo Location:Central India
  • Average Climate:13°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - June
  • STD Code:07819

Introduction

Located right in the center Chhattisgarh state in India, Janjgir-Champa district is popularly referred as the Heart of Chhattisgarh. A medieval city boasting of considerable historic significance, Janjgir-Champa was the erstwhile capital of Maharaja Jajawalya Dev of the famous Kulchury dynasty. Renowned for its magnificent temples and amazing natural landscapes, Janjgir-Champa is a prominent tourist destination.

Janjgir-Champa district is also a major producer of food grains in Chhattisgarh. This unique tribal country is inhabited by extremely religious people and all villages in the district worship their own local Gods and Goddesses. Thus there are numerous Temples in the district and these serve as major attractions for tourists on Tour to Janjgir-Champa in Chhattisgarh.

While on Tour to Janjgir-Champa, you will get ample opportunities to explore the tribal villages and get acquainted with the local culture and tradition. The womenfolk in the villages use various tattoos as their main ornaments, which are even believed to accompany the women to heaven after their death. The unique tribes of Janjgir-Champa practice several marriage systems, including Chutta Vivah, Kanyadan, Shart Vivah and Gurawat.

The major places to visit while on Tour to Janjgir-Champa include the 12th Century Vishnu Temple that represents the rich artistic heritage of the land. Some other famous temples to be included in Janjgir-Champa Tour are Kaleshwarnath Shiv Temple, Sundar Devi Temple, Turridham Shiv Temple, Ashtbhuji Temple, Temple of Shivarinarayan, 11th century Laxminarayan Temple, Laxmneshwar Temple, Radha-Krishan Temple and Chandrahasini Devi temple at Chandrapur.

Besides, Janjgir-Champa is home to numerous cascading waterfalls and picnic spots including Kanhara, Dewarghata and Damudhara. These must also feature on your itinerary for Tour to Janjgir-Champa.

How to Reach Janjgir-Champa:

The District headquarter Janjgir is well connected with the south-eastern railway. It lies on the Howraharah-Mumbai main line. Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur is about 152 km from Janjgir. Naila and Champa is the railway station of district Janjgir.