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About Chandrapur

Located on the banks of River Mahanadi, Chandrapur is a small village placed in Janjgir - Champa district of Chhattisgarh. It is largely famous for Maa Chandrahasini Devi Temple. It comes under Dabhara Tehsil and located around 59 km towards east from its district head quarters - Janjgir. Besides that, the city has the distance of almost 18 km from Dabhara and 201 km from the state capital - Raipur. The village of Chandrapur is surrounded by Raigarh Tehsil to the north, Sarangarh Tehsil to the south, Baramkela Tehsil to the south and Pussore Tehsil to the east. In addition to this, the nearby villages of Chandrapur are Balpur, Barapipar, Sapos, Chandali and Latesara. However, the village has limited transport options but still connected to the capital city and other major cities of Chhattisgarh state.

About Chandrapur
Chandra hasni temple

Geography of Chandrapur

The village of Chandrapur is nestled at the latitude of 26.05 North and the longitude of 74.02 East with an average elevation of 259 km above the sea level. It is situated on the banks of Mahanadi River which also has an impact on its climate conditions. The summer season here is very hot in nature when the temperature reaches up to 50°C. Hot and dry winds are also blowing through the village during this season. Moreover, the monsoon comes at Chandrapur from the end of June month and lasts up to the first week of September. The maximum rainfall comes in the month of August. Winters at this village come with the start of December month and remains till the end of January. However, the months from October and February are considered ideal for traveling around Chandrapur.

Demography of Chandrapur

According to the reports of Indian Census of 2011, Chandrapur town of Janjgir Champa district, Chhattisgarh, consists of the total population of 7,688 in which males constitute 3,852 while females have the figure of 3,836. Chandrapur village has the population of children between age group of 0-6 is 1018, which is 13.24% of the total population. The Indian Census 2011 report further revealed that the Schedule Caste (SC) people constitute 10.46% while the Schedule Tribe (ST) people constitute 5.78% of total population in Chandrapur. Apart from that, the average literacy rate of this town is 77.95% higher than the state average of 70.28%. In this village, there are 86.02% literate males while on the other hand, female literacy rate is 69.95%.

Economy of Chandrapur

Chandrapur lies in Janjgir - Champa and plays a major role into the economy of its district. It is a major Kosa Silk center of the district. However, the regions of Champa and Korba are worldwide famous for producing high quality kosa silk. One of the major communities of this region, Dewangan Community is the traditional weaver of Kosa silk. The people of this community used to prepare sarees, shirts and many other types of apparel that are made from Kosa silk. They also export them to other cities of India along with various international countries. Major part of Janjgir - Champa's economy is fulfilled by the import and export of Kosa silk.

Utility Services in Chandrapur

Utility Services in Chandrapur
Utility Services

It is a certainty that quality and standard of life within a city primarily depends upon the availability of various public utility services. No one can imagine about the existence of a city without these services. For the inhabitants of Chandrapur town in Chhattisgarh too these utility services matter a lot in order to fulfill their day to day requirements. However, the public utility services in Chandrapur is not so similar when compare to the major cities of Chhattisgarh but they are sufficiently available particularly in the form of banking and postal services. Below is the brief description on each of these services along with complete address and contact numbers of all important services.

Postal Services in Chandrapur

Postal services are very much intrinsic for any city whether it is large or small. It helps to connect people to people residing in different states and also public to Government for its various schemes. The village of Chandrapur has the potential of having efficient and reliable postal service offered to its inhabitants. There is a post office located in this region which is the sub office branch of Korba Head Office. It comes under Bilaspur Division, Raipur Region, Chhattisgarh. People of this town really enjoy various kinds of postal and monetary benefits present by this post office.

Chandrapur Post Office

Address: Chandrapur, District: Janjgir - Champa, Chhattisgarh - 495692
Phone No.: 07758 - 264730
Type: Sub Office
Head Office: Korba

Banking Services in Chandrapur

The town of Chandrapur is served by many major and trusted banks from Indian banking sector. These banks can be categorized into nationalized and private but they offer all kinds of banking services in which few can be named as saving and current accounts, fixed deposits, monetary schemes and personal loans. However, the quantity of banks in Chandrapur is not much but few available ones are mentioned here along with their IFSC codes, MICR Codes and Branch Codes:

Allahabad Bank

Address: Chandrapur, Janjgir - Champa District, Chhattisgarh - 495692
Phone No.: 9425586343
IFSC Code: ALLA0210820
Branch Code: 210820

State Bank of India
Address: Chandrahashni Mandir Road, Chandrapur, District: Janjgir - Champa, Chhattisgarh - 495692
Phone NO.: 9424293958
IFSC Code: SBIN0012132
MICR Code: 495002131
Branch Code: 012132

Tourist Attractions in Chandrapur

The village of Chandrapur is famous throughout the state due to the presence of Maa Chandrahasini Devi Mandir. It is a well admired temple among the local people of this village. Especially during the festivalsm people visit the temple to seek blessings from the deity.. As Chandrapur is situated on the banks of River Mahanadi, there is a one kilometer long bridge on the river which is in proximity to Maa Chandrahasini Devi Mandir and it connects Chandrapur to District Raigarh which is located on the other side of the river. A Tapu at the center of the bridge adds more attraction to this place because it has located another religious place called Maa Nathaldai Mandir. However, this temple comes under the District Raigarh. Maa Nathaldai is regarded as the younger sister of Maa Chandrahasini Devi. Apart from the religious places of Chandrapur Village, one can also take a ride on to its nearby natural and cultural attractions of Janjgir, Bilaspur, Sambalpur and Mahasamund.

Transportation in Chandrapur

The small village of Chandrapur in Janjgir - Champa district has very limited transport options. There is no major bus stand here but many government run buses and private buses are frequently running through this village. In similar manner, there is no railway station located in this place. The nearest railway station to Chandrapur is Kirodimalnagar Railway Station, which is located at almost 28 km from this village. Raigarh Railway Station (29 km), Bhupdeopur Railway Station (32 km) and Robertson Railway Station (33 km) also provide connectivity to Chandrapur from Raipur, the capital city and many other places of Chhattisgarh. By reaching at these railway stations, one can take further ride of local transport such as auto rickshaws to reach at this village.

Chandrapur at a glance

State: Chhattisgarh
District: Janjgir-Champa
Elevation: 259 km
Official Languages: Chhattisgarhi and Hindi
Pin Code: 495692
Telephone Code: 07758

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