Charoda is situated equidistant, 20 kilometers, from Durg and Raipur (the state capital). Charoda comprises three sub-towns. Bhilai Marshalling Yard (BMY), Charoda Basti and Deobaloda. BMY is a raliway yard/colony famous for being the biggest traction shed once upon a time. Basti is a place where most of the retired people from BMY settle down. Deobaloda, historically, is the oldest all three sub-towns.
Deobaloda has a very ancient temple of Lord Shiva, from 5th century. This is a very beautiful temple, and has a pond near it, with a myth that this pond has an underground link to an another old town in Chhattisgarh state named Arang.
Besides Deobaloda, Charoda has some temples like Sri Hanuman Mandir, Sri Kali Mandir, Sri Ram Mandir, Sri Jaganath Mandir, a Church - St. Vincent Palloti Church, a Mosque besides other places of worship.
Deobaloda is separated from BMY by main railway line (Mumbai - Howrah). BMY and Basti is separated by GE Road (National Highway 6)
Image of a prominent English medium school run by FIH congregation (Franciscan Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary) Jyoti Vidyalaya (photo by Kamal Ghosh/ Application Manager, Actavis, Copenhagen/Denmark- email@example.com)