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Kalika Mata Temple, Pavagadh

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Kālikā Mata Temple is a Hindu goddess temple complex and pilgrim centre at the summit of Pavagadh Hill in Panchmahal district, India, within the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. It dates from the 10th or 11th centuries. The temple has three images of goddesses: the central image is of Kalika Mata, flanked by Kali on the right and Bahucharamata on the left. On Chitra sud 8, a fair is held at the temple which is attended by thousands of devotees. The temple is the site of one of the Great holy Shakti Peethas. One can reach easily to temple by ropeway.GeographyKalika Mata Temple is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat, near Halol, at above sea level. The temple complex is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is set amidst a dense forest cover on a cliff.The temple can be accessed by a pathway from the road head through the forest over a distance of. The path passes the ruins of Patai Raval's palace ruins. Alternatively, there is a ropeway access, which was commissioned in 1986. The ropeway, in length, is of mono-cable and can carry 1,200 people per hour; it is said to be the country's highest.
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  • Planned to visit the temple of Maa kaali on Sunday. It's 150kms from Ahmedabad and about 45kms from Vadodara. Since the day coincided with Navratri I was in for a shock. Reached pavagadh around 11AM a...  read more »
  • I visited here with a local friend and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. There is the option of cable car to the top or the steps. We choose to walk both ways it's about a 550 m climb so get read...  read more »
  • The Kalika Mata Temple at the top of the Pavagadh hill is a revered temple amongst the Hindus of this region. While it is located right at the top, the ropeway helps visitors cut down on significant t...  read more »
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