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Once the capital of Gujarat in the 16th century, this is a historic city. The main attractions here include the mosques and of course the Champaner- Pavagadh Park. The Kalikamata Temple on top of the Pavagadh Hill is an added attraction here. This is the only completed Islamic city of the Pre- Moughal Era in India. You find everything from the ruins of historical monuments to historical fortifications, palaces, temples and so much more here. There are also residential buildings, agricultural structures and water conservation systems that are still found over here. Most of the structures that we still find in full or parts in Champaner were built between the 8th and the 14th Century which was precisely the later part of the Chalcolithic age. The age of this city can be assumed well from the sight of the ruins but the maintenance done in case of each and every heritage site shows the love and passion of the people of this region for their culture and heritage.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park - Champaner

A blend of Hindu and Islamic culture and architecture is what one will get to see at this archeological park. The main attraction would be the Jami Masjid or as it is more dearly known as the Great Mosque. The place was declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site in the year 2004 and comprises of hills, forests, and a fortress that dates back to the 16th century. There are temples, palaces and agricultural structures here that make it a great tourist destination. The Kalikamata Temple is located here and is thronged by many tourists all round the year.
1. Champaner the heritage city 2. 7 pillars while climbing to Pavagadh 3. Visit pavagadh temple before 4 pm. 4. Come back & stay at the champaner heritage hotel 5. Visit Jambughoda jungle-- hathi matani temple, 6. Jhand Hanuman Temple 7. Stay in the forest eco resort
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UNESCO world heritage site called 'Champaner- Pavagadh archaeological park'- being called so due to the archaeological remains of this erstwhile capital of Gujarat- scattered in diameter of 6-7 km- ranging from many 15th century mosques & mausoleums, fort walls/ arches to Hindu and Jain temples (oldest belonging to 10th century) a step well and other minor buildings.
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A UNESCO HEritage site on the outskirts of Vadodara, it is a pleasant long drive and a dip in the historical culture and architecture.
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Best time to visit
You may find visiting this place better during the months of October through February.
Things to do
Visit a place that talks about the past glory of the state of Gujarat.
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Sahar ki Masjid - Champaner

This is one of the most important structures found in the small town of Champaner. This one is very close to the royal enclosure and this gives us hints that it was probably the private masjid of the Sultans. The main entrance is flanked by two minarets and each of the smaller ones are guided by domes. The jharokas along the roofline are the main designs which look simple yet elegant. There are a number of entrances here and the inside is also spacious. The mosque is circled by a very beautiful lawn which seems like it was magically beautiful during earlier times.
“It is one of the most imposing structures constructed very close to the royal enclosure. It might be the private Masjid of the Sultans with five mehrabs.
Onkar Tendulkar

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Kevda Masjid - Champaner

One more of the ancient mosques of Champaner, this is a little bigger than the Sahar ki Masjid. There were initially three domes on top of this mosque but the centra and biggest one collapsed quite a few years ago. There is a lot in terms of designs and architecture in this mosque. Forst of all the beautifully designed arches and the minarets on the sides of the entrance look elegant. The protruding window like balconies are also intricately designed and the whole plan of the mosque is in a rectangular shape. The prayer hall is two storey and this is another unusual feature of this mosque.
A very narrow walkway from the rear side of Jami masjid takes one to Kevda masjid after a walk of 700m.
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