©

Champaner trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Champaner

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Gujarat  /  Champaner
(4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews for 6 attractions)
Things to do: religious sites, nature, sightseeing
Champaner is a historical city in the state of Gujarat, in western India. It is located in Panchmahal district, 47 kilometres from the city of Vadodara. The city was briefly the capital of Gujarat.It was founded by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Dynasty, in the 8th century. He named it after the name of his friend and general Champa, also known later as Champaraj. By the later 15th century, the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs held Pavagadh fort above the town of Champaner. The young Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada, deciding to attack Champaner, started towards it with his army on 4 December 1482. After defeating the Champaner army, Mahmud captured the town and besieged Pavagadh, the well-known hill-fortress, above Champaner, where king Jayasimha had taken refuge. He captured the Pavagadh fort on 21 November 1484, after a siege of 20 months. He then spent 23 years rebuilding and embellishing Champaner, which he renamed Muhammadabad, after which he moved the capital there from Ahmedabad. In 1535, after chasing away Bahadur Shah, Humayun personally led some 300 Mughals to scale the fort on spikes driven into rock and stonework in a remote and unguarded part of the citadel built over a precipitous hillside on Pavagadh Hill. Large heaps of gold, silver and jewels were the war booty even though Bahadur Shah had managed to escape with a lot to Diu Champaner is today the site of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site in 2004.
Make your own Champaner vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our India family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Champaner

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Champaner:
Sightseeing, religious sites, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, religious sites, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, religious sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Gujarat

1 day in Himmatnagar BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Somnath BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ahmedabad BY A USER FROM INDIA December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ahmedabad BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Saputara BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Palitana BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ahmedabad BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Veraval, Goa & Mumbai (Bombay) BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN February, kids, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Gujarat BY A USER FROM INDIA December, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Goa & Ahmedabad BY A USER FROM INDIA January, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gujarat BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bhuj BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News