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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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  • This beautiful temple is situated on top of Pavagadh hill. You can either walk the stairs (which takes approx. 2 hrs) or take cable car (which is 7-10 mins ride). However, even after taking cable car ...  more »
  • People usually visit Pavagadh for this temple Kalika Mata Goddess and is very famous among the local residents also  more »
  • View from the top is great, we drove about halfway up the maountain and then took the ropeway, which is a cable car you can take almost to the top. However, you still have to be able to walk the last ...  more »