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Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Pavagadh
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  • No wonder that such an ancient and interesting complex took under the protection of UNESCO. No adjectives in the superlative degree are enough to express all the beauty, strength and historical signif...  more »
  • Quite a large area with monuments spread across the park. Jama Masjid is the most large complex among the various mosques. Can easily spend half a day exploring the historical part and then or the rel...  more »
  • Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park is part of Unesco World Heritage list. This site consists of many mosques, temples, stepwells etc. All the monuments have great historical significance and are h...  more »
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  • Champaner to relive the golden era of Gujarat, witness the splendid architecture and appreciate the workmanship. Chamapaner is about 50kms from Vadodra and hence is one of the best places forweekend holidays in Gujarat. Champaner-Pavagadh is studded with palaces, mosques, residential complexes, natural heritage, step-wells and tanks that are extended between Pavagadh hill and Champaner city, so one can expect an excellent sightseeing opportunity. Jama Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Sikandar Shah’s Tomb, Sakar Khan Dargah, Makai Kothar, Helica Step-well, Pavagadh Fort, Kalika Mata Temple and Brick Tomb are some of the places of interest in Champaner. Other than these exquisite places, one can visit the Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary (20kms from Champaner) and Dhanpari and Kevdi Eco Sites.
  • I love this place B'coz...it's #UNESCO World_Heritage_Site........ & The heritage site is studded with forts with bastions starting from the hills of Pavagadh, and extending into the city of Champaner. -The park's landscape includes archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage monuments such as chalcolithic sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th-century capital of the state of Gujarat. -There are palaces, entrance gates and arches, mosques, tombs and temples, residential complexes, agricultural structures and water installations such as stepwells and tanks, dating from the 8th to the 14th centuries. -The Kalika Mata Temple, located on top of the 800 metres (2,600 ft) high Pavagadh Hill, is an important Hindu shrine in the region, attracting large numbers of pilgrims throughout the year. Thank you...
  • Champaner (ચાંપાનેર) 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.[1] He then spent 23 years rebuilding and embellishing Champaner, which he renamed Muhammadabad,[2] 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 [3] Champaner is today the site of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site in 2004. Sultan Begada also built a magnificent Jama Masjid in Champaner, which ranks amongst the finest architectural edifices in Gujarat. It is an imposing structure on a high plinth, with a central dome, two minarets 30 meters in height, 172 pillars, seven mihrabs, and carved entrance gates with fine latticed windows called "jalis"
  • One of the best historical places in south Gujarat. It is also listed in Unesco Heritage list.
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