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About Churachandpur

Churachandpur town is located in the Churachandpur district in Manipur. Churachandpur is the largest district in Manipur. The headquarter of the district is located in Churachanpur. It is the second largest town of Manipur after Imphal and also the rapidly growing town in Manipur. Locally, Churachandpur is known as Lamka.  Agriculture is the main mode of living of the people. People are also engaged in handloom and handicraft.

Churachandpur

History of Churachandpur

The name of Churachandpur comes after Maharaja Churachand Singh. Churachandpur was a mosquito-infested village before World War II. It was on the west bank of the Tuitha river. The indigenous tribes depended on jhum cultivation. They lived on the hills surrounding the Churachandpur valley. The tribes avoided the malaria affected valley. Wet rice cultivation was introduced in the valley during the War period. Agricultural system was shifted from Jhum to paddy plough in the 1990s.

With the division of labour a new tribal middle class developed. Churachandpur now expanded towards the west bank of Tuitha river. Tuitha means good river.After the War Lamka witnessed rapid development. Suangpi was made one of the sub divisional headquarters. In 1921 a colonial interpreter named Suangpi as Churachandpur. The tribal traders and the entrepreneurs at Lamka along with Christian missionaries gave birth to the present Lamka town.

Geography of Churachandpur

Churachandpur is located on the southwest of Manipur. It is situated at longitude 93.15o E to 94.0oE and latitude 24.0oN to 24.3oN. Churachandpur covers an area of 4570 km per sq. The hilly terrain and narrow valleys support wet rice cultivation.

Demography of Churachandpur

According to 2011 census, the total population of Churachandpur is 274,143, out of which 138,820 are males and 135,323 are females. The average literacy rate of the district is 82.78%. Tribal culture is prevalent in the district. Each tribe has its distinct social order and law. Paite is the popular language spoken in the district. The main languages spoken are Paite, Thadou, Hmar, Lushai, and Zou etc. Hereditary chiefship is prevalent in the district.

Tourism in Churachandpur

Churachandpur is a place of immense natural beauty. There are many beautiful tourist attractions located in and around the district of Churachandpur. The major tourist places in and around the district include:

Khuga Dam


Khuga Dam: The dam is a multipurpose project located at Churachandpur. The dam project started in 1983.

Ngaloi: This fall is an important tourist spot located at Churachandpur.

Singngat: It is one of the sub divisional headquarters of Churachandpur district. It is a key administrative centre in the southwestern border of Manipur and is one of the important towns of Manipur.

Tipaimukh: It is one of the tribal development blocks of Churachandpur district.

Suangdoh: It is a village situated in Singngat sub division in Churachandpur district.

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Services in Churachandpur

Churachandpur is the second largest town in Manipur. Being a major town Churachandpur provides all the required services to its people like banking, postal and electricity services. Churachandpur also offers emergency services like hospitals and Police to the people of the region.

Banks

State Bank of India
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: SBIN0006182
Branch Code: 006182    
Address: Churachandpur, Manipur-795128
Phone no:  03874-233393

State Bank of India
Branch: Loktak Hepa
IFSC Code: SBIN0005329
Branch Code: 005329    
Address: Loktokhepa, Churachandpur, Manipur
Phone no:  03879-261220

United Bank of India
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: UTBI0CCP334
Branch Code: CCP334    
Address: Tiddim Road, Churachandpur,
Manipur - 795128
Phone no: 03874-234253

State Bank of India
Branch: Tuibuong
IFSC Code: SBIN0015027
Branch Code: 015027    
Address: Churachandpur, Manipur - 795128
Phone no: 9856600840

HDFC Bank
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: HDFC0002269
Branch Code: 002269    
Address: Salem Veng, Tiddim Road
Churachandpur, Manipur

Axis Bank
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: UTIB0001868
Branch Code: 001868    
Address: New Bazar, Tiddim Road,
Thangzam Road Junction,
Churachandpur, Manipur-795128
Phone no: 03874-236817/18 , 03874-236819

Central Bank of India
Branch: Singngat
IFSC Code: CBIN0284383
Branch Code: 284383    
Address: Ssa Building, Atbypo Singngat,
City Imphal, Churachandpur, Manipur
Phone no: 022-22612008

State Bank of IndiaServices in Churachandpur
Branch: Pearsonmun
IFSC Code: SBIN0015428
Branch Code: 015428    
Address: Pearsonmun, Kvk Building, Pearson,
Churachandpur , Manipur - 795128
Phone no:  9435095417

State Bank of India
Branch: Thanlon
IFSC Code: SBIN0015429
Branch Code: 015429    
Address: Thanlon Bazar, Churachandpur,
Manipur -795143
Phone no: 8794014916

Vijaya Bank
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: VIJB0008604
Branch Code: 008604    
Address: Tiddim Road, Manipur South-795128

UCO Bank
Branch: Churachandpur    
IFSC Code: UCBA0002557
Branch Code: 002557    
Address: Churachandpur, Manipur
Phone no: 9436297068

ICICI Bank
Branch: Churachanpur
IFSC Code: ICIC0002170
Branch Code: 002170    
Address: Icici Bank Ltd., Teddim Road,
Near Churachanpur Police Station,
Churachanpur - 795128
Phone no: 08974027622

Canara Bank
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: CNRB0004768
Branch Code: 004768    
Address: Canara Bank Tuibong,
Churachandpur, Manipur-795128

Central Bank of India
Branch: Churachandpur
IFSC Code: CBIN0284802
Branch Code: 284802    
Address: Churachandpur, Manipur
Phone no: 022-22612008

Hospital

District Hospital Mortuary
Address: Hiangtam Lamka
Churachandpur, Manipur 795128

Police

  • Churachandpur SP: 03874-234257 / 03874-236747(Fax)
  • Churachandpur Addl. SP:  8413015102
  • Churachandpur SDPO: 8732026062
  • Churachandpur PS (OC): 03874-234245 / 8414998081

How to Reach Churachandpur

How to reach Churachandpur

By Air
There are no airports in Churachandpur. The nearest airport to Churachandpur is Tulihal airport located in Imphal.

By Rail
Churachandpur also has no railway station. The nearest rail head to Churachandpur is the Dimapur Railway Station. It is located at a distance of 252 kms from the town.

By Road
Churachandpur is connected by National Highway 150 to Imphal. Private buses are available from Guwahati, Dimapur and Silchar to Imphal.

Churachandpur Facts and Figure

  • Latitude: 93.15o E to 94.0oE
  • Longitude: 24.0o N to 24.3oN
  • Altitude: 914.4 m (3,000.0 ft)
  • Population (2011): 274,143
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
  • STD code: 03874

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