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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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  • Pavagadh is basically a Goddess temple right up on the hills near Baroda ( approx 40 kms). Best time is rainy season when you can see beautiful waterfalls springing everywhere . And the greenery of co...  more »
  • Dating from the times of nearly one thousand years ago, Kalika Mata temple is the oldest in the area. There is nothing surprising in the fact that it is the largest center of pilgrimage here. Up to th...  more »
  • The temple as such is more of a religious visit. And to reach the temple you can take the ropeway which will take almost to the top of the hill. But even after this it is quite a steep climb up the st...  more »