Chandrahiya is a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district. Chandrahiya holds a special position in the Champaran movement. On April 16, 1917, Gandhi was stopped at this village when he was on his way to the hamlet of Jasaulipatti to listen to problems faced by farmers who were being forced to cultivate indigo instead of food crops.
A police official, riding a horse-driven buggy, had served a notice to Gandhi, issued by then Champaran collector WB Heycock, ordering him to leave the district limits immediately. Gandhi ji had obeyed the order and returned to Motihari on a bullock cart. But he refused to leave Champaran and, two days later, appeared in the court of the sub-divisional magistrate and gave reasons for not leaving Champaran, leading to the beginning of the Champaran Satyagraha.
How to Reach :
Patna Airport, Lok Nayak Jayprakash Airport (3 hour drive from Motihari), Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg, Near Sheikhpura, Patna-800014
Bapudham Motihari Railway Station : 5 Km Approx
Chhatauni Bus Stop , NH 28 A, Bhawanipurzirat, Motihari : 5 Km Approx