Located in the state of Bihar, East Champaran is an exquisite tourist destination and is a historical district which has witnessed several movements in the times of yore. It is an administrative district and is a peaceful district and is famous in terms of its history and mythology. The name ‘Champaran’ is derived from the word 'champa-aranya', a name which can be traced back to the time when the district was a zone of the forest of Champa (Magnolia) trees as well as the residence of single ascetics.
The city is one of the frequented tourist spots of Bihar. East Champaran Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich cultural and spiritual legacy. It is the second most populated city of the state after Patna and occupies an area of 3968 square Kms. Rice, Sugar Cane, Jute; Lentis are some of the major cash crops of the district.
East Champaran has a lot for medium to budget accommodation options. Some of the comfortable hotels include Raj Hotel (Bank Road), Laxmi Hotel (Station Road, Motihari), Anand Hotel (Bank Road, Motihari) and Divya Raj Hotel (Madhuban Chawni Chawk). The hotels are homely and laced with the modern amenities.
The Festivals are celebrated with great gusto and zeal in East Champaran. The Festivals of East Champaran are extremely colourful and promotes unity and feeling of brotherhood.
Chatth Puja: The people of East Champaran have immense faith in this festival. It is the main Hindu festival of the state. Chatth Puja is celebrated twice in a year. It is once celebrated in Chaitra (March) and second in Kartik (November). This festival is dedicated to the Surya Shakti, the Sun God.
Makar Sankranti: Another beautiful festival of East Champaran, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great rejoice. The festival signifies the beginning of the summer season and is also known as “Tila Sankranti”. It is considered as a major harvest festival and is celebrated with great fervor in various parts of India. Apart from a harvest, this festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian agriculture.
Holi: The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in East Champaran and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives. The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.
Ramnavami: Ram Navami is a major Hindu festival celebrated in East Champaran and all parts of the country. The festival is marked with the birthday of Lord Rama and is celebrated in the Hindi month of Chaitra.
|Distance Charts to East Champaran|
|Patna to East Champaran||160 KM||2 hrs.|
|Gorakhpur to East Champaran||201 KM||3 hrs.|