Pavagadh Hill, Champaner

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Pavagadh Hill is situated within a plain in Panchmahal district, Gujarat, western India. At its base is the historical city of Champaner, while the hill station of Pavagadh was built upon the volcanic cone itself. A volcanic eruption occurred here approximately 500 million years ago and the etymology of its name is associated with eruption: Pavgadh means "one fourth hill" or "fire-hill", though a legend surrounding its formation is that the right foot of Sati is believed to have fallen at Pavagadh and God "sent a large hill as per the request of Rishi Vishwamitra to fill up a deep valley so that the sage's cows do not fall into it." With Champaner, Pavagadh hill forms the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which is spread over an area of more than. The site is east of Vadodara and south of Godhra.GeographyThe hill is a southern Aravalli Range outlier, rising 800m above the surrounding plains. The Dhadhar River and Vishwamitri River originate on the hill. The Surya stream, which also rises on the hill, joins the Vishvamitri. There are five successive plateaus, Kalikamata Plateau, Mauliya Plateau, Bhadrakali Plateau, Machi Plateau and Atak Plateau. Plateau reservoirs (talaos) form a chain up the hill. Other features include dense forest, reddish-orange rhyolite boulders, and a natural cave just below the summit. Strong monsoon breezes blow winds upwards onto steep hill slopes.
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  • Nice hilly place to visit. Especially if you want to ride rope ways, this is the place for you. Also the scenic beauty of this place is unmatchable.  more »
  • Had gone to Kalika Mata Temple. I feel the administration should look in to the traffic management at Champaner to better manage the traffic. TRAX taxis just block the road and you can not do anything...  more »
  • Champaner-Pavagadh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pavagadh hill is famous mostly for the rope-way + trek to the Kalika Mata temple atop the Pavagadh hill. You can take a rope-way for 5-6 mins an...  more »
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  • simply awesome. rainy season is the best, cable car, hotels to stay n food, all available on top. nice location for a family trip
  • Great place for one day excursions. Do visit Champaner as well for the 7 stone arches. Perfect location for photography
  • Good weekend get away ... Good place .. good elecvation for cycling training ...
  • A must place to visit in Gujarat.. especially those who like hiking.. Make the climb from the extreme bottom and try to finish in one stretch.. You'll enjoy.. The reward is awaited on the top in the form of Blessings from Mataji..
  • Great place to visit the proud of Gujarat chapaner. Now the chapaner is declared as the archeological park. So must visit place
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