|Village and city|
Location in Bihar, India
|Elevation||159 m (522 ft)|
|• Official||Maithali, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-BR|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Nearest city||Gaya, Kolkatta|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Gaya|
|Avg. summer temperature||30–48 °C (86–118 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||20–3 °C (68–37 °F)|
The main markets are Sherghati, Chandiastan, Darioura and Gola Bazar (among the largest cattle markets in Bihar).
Gamharia experienced an Indian socialist revolution where the late Sri Tileswar Singh began his dramatically violent protests against the British in India.
His son, Late Sri Kedar Singh, works on development of the panchayat and became Mukhiya of Guneri Panchayat six consecutive times, earning him the nickname 'Mukhiyaji' after the Bihar Panchayat Election.
It is about 45 km (28 mi) from Gaya, situated on Sher Shah Suri Marg (GT Road) between Kolkata and Delhi and is surrounded by the Kamaun range.
National Highway 2 passes through Gamharia, along with State highway 69. It is located on the Amritsar Delhi Kolkata industrial corridor.
The nearest Railway Station, Gaya, is connected to Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Rourkela, Hazaribag, Kolkata, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Delhi, Amritsar, and to the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Peshawar.
The nearest airport is Gaya Airport, the only international airport in Bihar and Jharkhand. It is served by Indian Airlines for domestic flights, while Sri Lankan Airlines, Drukair, Indian Airlines and Thai Airways connect Gaya to international destinations. The Gaya Airport is 5 kilometers from Bodh-Gaya.
Gamharia prefers a traditional Bihari cuisine. The most popular dishes include sattu, litti, pittha, pua, marua-ka-roti, bari-dal, sattu-ka-roti, baigan-bharta and sukhaota.
Local Muslims are fond of handa (meat cooked in mud vessels by burying them partially into the ground and eliminating metal from the cooking experience), palau, kawab, etc.
The educational climate in Chandisthan has improved (at least at the school level) since DAV Public School opened its branch in town (around 1992). Locals tend to search elsewhere for higher studies.