|Elevation||258 m (846 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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Chhachhrauli is a Town having Gram Panchayat consisting 20 Wards in Yamuna Nagar district in the state of Haryana, India.. It was a municipal committee up to Year 1998. Before Independence in 1947, it was the capital of the princely state of Kalsia. The origin of word Chhachhrauli is believed to be "Sat Sherawali" due to a temple located near bus terminus.
Chhachhrauli is very near to the boundaries of UP, Himachal, and Uttranchal. It is surrounded by the historical Gurudwara Of Paonta Shahib, mythical Kapal Mochan (Bilaspur) and well-known Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple. It is believed that the five Pandava brothers worshiped for some time after having won the Kurukshetra battle in Mahabharata.
Chhachhrauli has a big Grain Market (Anaj Mandi) where all the farmers from the surrounding areas bring their agriculture produce for selling. It is the hub of many villages like Singhpura, Sherpur, Chuharpur Khurd, Urjani, Yaqub Pur, Dasaura and Pipli Majra. On Chhachhrauli - Paunta Sahib Road, Balachor, Panjeto, Mukarib Pur, Manakpur on Chhachhrauli-Jagadhari road, Ganauli, Ganaula, Chholi Basatiyavala on Chhachhrauli- Bilaspur road.
Chhachhrauli was earlier the capital of Kalsia State and had two Tehsils outside Chhachhrauli, viz. Dera Basi and Kalsia, presently located near Chandigarh and Amritsar, respectively. Kalsia State was one of the eight States in Punjab which formed PEPSU after Independence in 1947. Later on it was merged with Punjab, and, in 1966 with Haryana.The Fort there earlier housed the State Departments, including the State Treasury and Tosh-i-Khana, and with a Dewan-Khana for official meetings, darbars and functions of the Raja Kalsia. It still has a Clock Tower and it occupies a prominent place in the Fort area.
Chhachhrauli has its Fort known as Chhachhrauli Qila built by the Raja of erstwhile Kalsia state. This Fort presently is not in a good physical condition,and with the passage of time, most of its internal infrastructure has turned into ruins. Unfortunately, the Haryana State Government hardly pays any attention towards its proper upkeep and maintenance.
Government Senior Secondary School, which was upgraded from high school. During the earlier period of its history it was called M.K.High School (Meredith Kalsia High School) named after the Senior British Official of Ambala District during the British period who was invited to lay the foundation stone of the building of the School in 1912. The school was opened by Lt. Col. G.M.Dallas, I.A.C.S.I, Commissioner and Pol. Agent on December 21, 1915. The school has celebrated its 100th anniversary on 21 December 2015.
The Haryana State Government started a Government College a few years ago and the College now has its own new building. The classes are being held in this new building for the past few years.Chhachhrauli also has a separate Government Senior Secondary School for Girls which functions from within the premises of the Diwan-Khana situated in the Fort of the erstwhile Kalsia State. These educational facilities are being found most useful not only by the local population but also by the large rural population surrounding the town.
As of 2001[update] India census, Chhachhrauli had a population of 9720. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhachhrauli has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 65%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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