Tourism of Chhattisgarh
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.
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).