Janjgir-Champa District is situated in the center of
, and is considered as the 'Heart of Chhattisgarh'. Covering an area of around 4,466 sq km, it has a population of 1.3 million. Janjgir
is the district headquarters.
Janjgir-Champa is rich in its cultural heritage. The most famous and popular folk plays are Chandaini, Sonha-Bihan, Lorik-Chanda, Kari, Hareli
, and Gammatiha. Rahas
is a modern folk play. The major tourist destinations are the Vishnu Mandir
, Lord Shiva Mandir
, Tripur Sundar Devi Temple
, Laxminarayan Temple
, and Damudhara
. The Naila
Champa railway station
s are about 3 and 9 km away respectively from Janjgir.