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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  • August 7, 2017
    We visited the Temple in July17. First you have to drive the uphill, then take ropeway which will take 5 minutes to reach the top. It was almost a vertical ropeway and the view was awesome. Then you h...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    The Shaktipeeth is on the top of the hill and the best way is to reach by a ropeway. The scene is beautiful. People with knee problems and leg problems cannot climb after the ropeway end journey. It i...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Jai Mata Di... Must visit this place, Its one of the shakti peath. you can trek or take Rope-way ride too. once you reach to hill small trek will lead you to temple premises.  more »

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