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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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  • Nice place to visit. We went Baroda by Train . From their we took bus for champaner. It took about 1 and half hour .From their u can take toofan or bus for Machi village. We took toofan , they take 20...  more »
  • The journey to this place has many phases - 1. Parking to Taxi stand 2. Taxi to hill 3. Hill to Rope-way (cable car) 4. Cable car to temple There is alternate old way which has stairs all through out,...  more »
  • I have visited Pawagad Temple in Gujarat on 25th Dec with my family and very disappointed with the arrangements. There were thousands of people including old ladies lined up for Ropeway with out any a...  more »