Champaran is a district in Bihar that came into existence in 1971. In the former times, Champaran was a part of the kingdom of Mithila. It derives its name from Champa-aranya. Champa means magnolia and aranya means forest. Therefore, Champaranya means magnolia forests.
Champaran occupies an area of 3,968 sq. km. and is the second most populous settlement in Bihar. Champaran is fed by the tributaries of Gandhak & Baghmati Rivers and has a moderate climate. The summers are warm with an average temperature of 36°C. The winter season is cold and at times, the mercury level falls at 7°C on an average. The monsoon season is active in Champaran and annual rainfall received in 800 mm on an average.
There are limited attractions in Champaran. One can visit the places like Motihari Lake, Someshwar Nath Temple, Kesaria Buddha Stupa, Sita Kund and Areraj. These places are frequented by the visitors that visit Champaran.
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