Built by Raja Sahil Varman in the memory of his daughter- the namesake Champavati, Champavati Temple is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site and is thronged by tourists day in and day out. Located in the heart of the city near Treasury Building and Police Post, the temple has distinctive Shikara style features inspired by the Nepal architectural designs. It boasts of several rock carvings and has a magnified wheel on the rooftop which makes it unique from the other temples in the region.
Champavati Temple enshrines the idol of Goddess Mahisasuramardini, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. In addition, the premises also house shrines of Vasuki Naga and Wazir. The splendor and magnificence of the temple are often compared with the Laxmi Narayan Temple.