(Last Updated on : 03/02/2009)
In the vast continent of India, a multitude of towns and cities have developed in each and every state of Indian subcontinent. The state of Chhattisgarh also cannot be an exception. Amongst them, Khairagarh is the name of a significant nagar panchayat town. It is located in the district of Rajnandgaon of Chhattisgarh state.
Tracking down the geographical location of Khairagarh enables one to identify the town to a great extent. It is located approximately between 21.42° N and 80.97° E at a height of approximately 307 metres or 1007 feet above the mean sea level.
Climatic characteristics of Khairagarh too are quite significant.
Khairagarh has been earmarked for its tranquility. This region experiences sultry summer season between the months of 'mid-April to mid-June'. Apart from these months the climate is normally pleasing throughout the year. Winters also are calm and serene with temperature not dropping below 25°C.
Through out these years several demographers have carried on surveys thereby throwing some light about the Khairagarh town's demography. In particular the Census report of India that has been issued in the year 2001 is noteworthy. As per this report the total population of Khairagarh showed a counting of 15,149. Some of the important information viz population status, literacy rate etc also can be deciphered. Thus the population of females constitutes of 49 percent only. In Khairagarh males are more in number. In other words the male populace comprises of 51 percent. As far as the children of Khairagarh are concerned, 13 percent of the total population constitutes of those kids who are below six years of age.
The literacy rate of this Khairagarh too depicts some important information as well. One needs to give due attention to the fact that the average literacy rate is 73 percent, which is higher than that of India. In other words, the average literacy rate of the nation has been counted to be 59.5 percent. Like the population scenario, the rate of female literacy is less than that of the males. The former one is 64 percent and the latter is 81 percent.
Transport system is quite well, enabling the Khairagarh city to get connected with other places of the state. 3 railway stations, namely, Rajnandgaon, Durg and Dongargarh,
Lie in closest proximity. On respective basis they are 40, 55 and 42 kilometers away from Khairagarh town. They are situated on the key 'train route' of 'Howrah-Mumbai via Nagpur'. From these stations also one can get access to the direct train services to various places like Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam, Pune, Ahmedabad, Howrah, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Trivandrum, New Delhi and Amritsar. Raipur , the capital city of Chhattisgarh, is also 3 hour journey from Khairagarh University that has been established here. The closest airports of Khairagarh are Nagpur and Raipur Airports, located at 100 and 225 kilometers simultaneously.
To all the educationists, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya , built in Khairagarh, is the ideal place.
In Khairagarh, the primary attractions are Shri Maa Danteshwari Mandir, the Rukkhad Swami Mandir, Mahavir Mandir , Maa Bhadrakali Mandir and Shri Mahakali Mandir.