About 25 km east of Gorakhpur city on SH-1 between Gorakhpur & Deoria, 500mts. from Chauri-Chaura railway station, in Gorakhpur district, U.P., India
Museum, Library Timings-Winters-8am-10.30am, 4pm-6pm, Summers-6am-8:30am,4pm-7pm
Historical, Indian freedom Movement
Throughout the year but Oct.-Feb. period is the bestHow to reach
Buses, taxis, trains are available from Gorakhpur
Chauri-Chaura township came into the prominence on 4th Feb, 1922, which was a turning point in the Non-co-operation movement started by Gandhiji. During this movement, indiscriminate firing by Chauri-Chaura police led to the death of 26 Satyagrah volunteers. Enraged by police atrocities the mob set the police chowki on fire in which one Sub-Inspector and 21 policemen (total 22 people) were charred to death. British government took repressive measures and 172 persons involved in Chauri-Chaura incidence were sentenced to death and 14 were sent to Kalapani (Andman Nicobar prison cells). This led Mahatma Gandhi to withdraw the movement altogether. A memorial near this Chauri-Chaura police station was constructed in 1973, by the state Government, in the memory of those who laid down their lives in the fight for justice & Independence. The memorial, in the form of a triangular pillar 12.2 meter high, is situated near the railway station of Chauri-Chaura. A library & museum related with freedom struggle is also set up near the memorial.