Champaner is located at a distance of 50 km from Baroda and at the foothill of the Pavagadh hill in Gujarat. What makes Champaner only one of its kind is the blend of Hinduism, Jainism and Islamism. The Champaner-Pavagadh area was under the control of the Rajputs for 200 years. Even though it was Gujarat’s ancient capital city , it fell into rapid decline, was largely abandoned and for several centuries was neglected and almost deserted. The British visited and refounded the town of Champaner in 1803 and it became a great exporter of silk. In the last decade the site has received attention by archaeologists and Heritage Trusts working in the area to develop it into a tourist attraction and a World Heritage Site. It has a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture and with its beautiful and intense carving it has become one of the picturesque mosque.