Chauri Chaura

Chauri Chaura (Pargana: Haveli, Tehsil: Gorakhpur) is a town near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The town is located at a distance of 16km from Gorakhpur, on the State Highway between Gorakhpur and Deoria.[1] The town railway station is located 25 km south-east of Gorakhpur Junction.

Chauri Chaura
Chauri Chaura is located in Uttar Pradesh
Chauri Chaura
Chauri Chaura
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: Coordinates: 26°39′04″N 83°34′52″E / 26.651°N 83.581°E / 26.651; 83.581
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

In 1922, the Chauri Chaura incident took place in the town when protesters set fire to a police station and killed at least 22 policemen in retaliation to the police firing on several protesters who had taken part in the non-cooperation movement as part of the Indian freedom struggle. This incident is depicted in the movie Gandhi.


  1. ^ "Villages & Towns in Chauri Chaura Tehsil of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh".