A quaint town, studded with ancient structures and monuments, Chapra is embedded in history and heritage. Embellished in the colorful Bhojpuri culture, the city captivates you with its fervor for traditions. Despite the passage of time, it has managed to stay true to its age-old cultural heritage. A city of historical importance, Chapra has shone through different eras of India’s glorious past. It is believed to have been a part of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. Archeological remains suggest its affinity to the Maurya Empire under Emperor Asoka. It was believed to be an important market town during the Mughal reign in the 18th century. Today, Chapra lures travelers as a major cultural and heritage hub of Bihar.
Boasting of a rich cultural and historical heritage, Chapra has much to offer tourists. History and archeology enthusiasts will find much to delight them here. Visit Chirand near the banks of River Ghaghra to get a glimpse of the city’s pre-historic remains. Ancient artifacts related to the city dating back to more than 4,000 years can be found here. The Ashoka Pillar is another site of historical as well as religious significance near the city. It is believed that Lord Buddha visited the place before attaining Nirvana.
Chapra is also known for its venerable religious legacy. The Amba Asthan in Aami is an important place of worship dedicated to the Hindu Mother Goddess. The Grahdevi Temple in Marhaura is a popular shrine of Goddess Durga and attracts devotees from across the country. Visit the Gautam Asthan, which devotees believe is linked with the epic of Ramayana.
A great time to visit Chapra is during the numerous festive occasions such as Karthik Purnima and Shivratri fair at Silhauri, as the city is abuzz with cultural activity during these times.
Local transport in the city consists of bus services operated by the government as well as private owners. You can choose from the different types of buses like local bus, deluxe and semi-deluxe. Mini-buses, though new, are also commonly used for traveling in Chapra. Cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are common ways of traveling within the city. Private vehicles can be booked through car rentals for traveling in and around Chapra.
On a daily basis there are approximately 38 flights that operate at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport.IndiGo and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Chapra through train.Chhapra, Chhapra Kacheriare some of the most popular train stations in Chapra.On an average about 100+ trains pass through Chapra on a daily basis.Hajipur to Chapra, Sonepur to Chapra, Muzaffarpur to Chapraare some of the most popular routes to Chapra with 165, 148, 138 trains weekly respectively.
By road Chapra is surrounded by Arrah, Dinapur Nizamat, Khagaul which are 15.6 km, 18.72 km, 21.18 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.