Chhapar

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Chhapar
Tal Chhapar
City
Chhapar is located in Rajasthan
Chhapar
Chhapar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°49′N 74°24′E / 27.82°N 74.4°E / 27.82; 74.4Coordinates: 27°49′N 74°24′E / 27.82°N 74.4°E / 27.82; 74.4
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Churu
Elevation 302 m (991 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,855
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode(s) 331502

Chhapar is a small town and a municipality in Churu district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Chhapar and Tal chhapar is located in the Churu district of Northwestern Rajasthan in the Shekhawati region of India. It is 210 km from Jaipur and situated on road from Ratangarh to Sujangarh. The Tal Chappar lies in the Sujangarh Tehsil of Churu District. It lies on Nokha[disambiguation needed]-Sujangarh state highway and is situated at a distance of 85 km from Churu & about 132 km from Bikaner. The nearest railway station is Chappar which lies on Degana-Churu-Rewari broad gauge line of Northern Western Railways. The nearest Airport is Sanganer (Jaipur) which is at a distance of 215 km from Chappar. It is known for black bucks but it is also home to a variety of birds. Here is a famous sanctuary known as Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary is located on the fringe of the Great Indian Desert. Tal Chhapar nestles a unique refuge of the most elegant antelope encountered in India, "the Black buck". Tal Chhaper sanctuary, with almost flat tract and interspersed shallow low lying areas, has open grassland with scattered Acacia and prosopis trees which give it an appearance of a typical Savanna. The word "Tal" means plane land. The rain water flows through shallow low lying areas and collect in the small seasonal water ponds.

The geology of the zone is obscured by the wind blown over-burden. Some small hillocks and exposed rocks of slate and quartzite are found in the western side of the sanctuary. Area between hillocks and the sanctuary constitutes the watershed area of the sanctuary. The whole sanctuary used to be flooded by water during the heavy rains but with salt mining going on, rain water from the hillocks hardly reaches the sanctuary.

Geography[edit]

Chhapar is located at 27°49′N 74°24′E / 27.82°N 74.4°E / 27.82; 74.4. The sanctuary is named after Chhapar village which is located at 27°-50' North and 74°-25' East. It is a flat saline depression locally known as "Tal" that has a unique ecosystem in the heart of the Thar Desert, Perched at a height of 302 meters (990 feet) above sea level.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Chhapar had a population of 17,855. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhapar has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 65% and female literacy of 46%. 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Roads[edit]

Chhapar is well connected by roads with almost all major cities of Rajasthan and New Delhi. National Highway 65 passes through Chhapar that connects it to Jodhpur and Chandigarh. Other than this, Rajasthan Mega Highway also passes from the town which connects it to Ajmer and Hanumangarh. The direct bus service is available for Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hisar, Roorkee, Haridwar, Indore, Ludhiana and many other near and far towns.

Heritage on Wheels: Tal Chhapar/ Shekhawati[edit]

The next destination of the Heritage on Wheels sojourn is Shekhawati region. Shekhawati is one of the richest regions, in terms of art and crafts, of Rajasthan. Creating beautiful images with vibrant colors is a way of life of the artists of the Shekhawati region. The best exponents of Shekhawati art and paintings are the Havelis of the Shekhawati. Mandawa and Nawalgarh display some of the best Shekhawati paintings on the walls of their Havelis.

The same artistic tradition of frescoes is visible in other less known towns of the Shekhawati region. It is just amazing to see the plethora of murals in a land otherwise known as impoverished desert. Besides the tour of various places of Shekhawati, you will be taken to the Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary as well. It is all because of The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, and is famous for its black bucks. It is a flat saline depression, with a unique ecosystem. During September, the Tal Chappar wild life sanctuary comes alive with the chirping of various migratory birds including montagur's, marsh harrier, pale harrier, imperial eagle, tawny eagle, short toed eagle, sparrow hawk, skylark, crested lark, ring drove, brown dove, blue jay, green bee eaters, black ibis and demoiselle cranes.

Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Banks, Dharamshalas, Mandir and mosque[edit]

Schools

  • Boys High Secondary School
  • Girls High secondary School
  • Tolaram Bhansali Bal Vidya Mandir
  • Adarsh Vidya Mandir Secondary School
  • Adarsh Vidya Mandir Primary School
  • Anuvrat Vidya Mandir
  • Shri Ram Bal Vidya Mandir
  • Tagore Public School
  • Marudhar Sikshan Sansthan
  • Vivekanand Sikshan Sansthan
  • Ramgopal Periwal Middle School
  • Govt.primary School No-1
  • Govt.primary School No-2
  • Govt.primary School No-3
  • Govt.primary Girls School
  • zakir husen shikchhan sansthan

Guest Houses

  • Forest Rest House
  • Maheshwari Bhawan
  • Moondhra Guest House
  • Shree Kalu Kalyan Kendra
  • Oswal Panchayat Bhawan
  • Jajoo Bhawan
  • Somani Guest House
  • Lakhotia Guest House
  • Periwal Dharamshala
  • Bhikshu Sadhana Kendra
  • Brahaman Hitkarini Sabha
  • Seth Gobindram Tilokchand Hulaschand Nahata Dharamshala
  • Nahata Guest House
  • Terapanth Bhawan
  • Terapanth Mahila Mandal Bhawan
  • Sarvodya Bhawan

Hospitals

  • Govind Ram Periwal Govt. Hospital
  • Shree Ram Homeopathic Clinic
  • Shree Ram Ayurvedic

Banks

  • Bank of Baroda
  • State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
  • Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank

Stadium

  • Vrindavan Dham Stadium
  • Raghu Stadium

Goshala

  • Shri Ram Shankar Goshala
  • BA SA Go Seva Samiti

Mandir

  • Shivji Ki Bagichi
  • Chetakheri Balaji Mandir
  • Pashupatinath Mandir(Lord Shiva)
  • Raghunath Ji Ka Mandir (bada mandir)
  • Shree Ram Mandir (Chetawas)
  • Jajoo Hanuman Mandir
  • Shyam Baba Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Dadhimati mata Mandir
  • Santoshi Mata Mandir
  • Sai Baba Mandir (Dharam Kaante ke Pass)
  • Sai Baba Mandir (Ratangarh Road)
  • Ganesh Mandir
  • Vishwakarma Mandir
  • Turant Balaji Mandir
  • Dadaji Akharamji Mandir
  • Shree Karni Mata Mandir
  • Shree Chokhatia Bheru ji Mandir
  • Shree Goga meri Dham
  • Shree Hariramji Ka Mandir
  • Shree Malashi Mandir
  • Shree Majeesha Mandir

masjid (Mosque)

  • mustfa Masjid
  • madinah masjid
  • chand bas masjid
  • mohmdi masjid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.