Celebration rightly called the Pavagadh
Pavagadh, the beautiful hillock of south Aravalli range, standing grandiloquent in the plain, is consisting of five plateaus. Legend is that the highest Plateau Kalikamata is a place where Right Toe of Sati Parvati was fallen and became place of Shakti worship. Also it is believed to be revered place as it was abode of Rajarshi Vishwamitra and Pavagarh hill was God’s bestowal to Sage Vishwamitra to protect his famous cow Kamdhenu.
Deep blue sky with white clouds on enticing lush green hills, misty waterfall, it is not only mesmerized peoples with its natural beauty but amazed with its rich biodiversity. It is place of ethereal beauty and tranquility. At dusk, when crepuscular light fading with chirping of birds in dense forest of foothills, clinking of bells and euphony of Aarti of Goddess Kali from atop induces to eternal bliss and exuberance.
Celebration rightly called the Champaner
Addition to this, the great music maestro of 16th century and Tensen's contemporary rival, Baiju Bawra belonged to Champaner.
The region had been alluring powerful potentate and became lofty perch in 8th Century when Vanraj Chavda founded city Champaner in fond memory of his General Champraj and later became seat of power of Khichi Chauhan. Later in 14th Century Sultan Muhammad attacked and made his capital. He shifted his crown seat from Ahmedabad to Champaner and remained power centre of the then Gujarat for a long while.
Consisting of beautiful fusion of Hindu and Muslim Architecture, preserving hindu style of construction with Muslim ethos, there are monuments like mosques, temples, granaries, tombs, wells, walls, and terraces. Champaner is today the site of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site in 2004.
The famous Dhrupad musician Brijnath Mishra also popularly known as Baiju Bawra was court musician of the Sultanate and lived in the Champaner.
World Heritage Park
Witness the splendour of history in the heritage rich Panchmahal. Where the Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park boasts numerous points of interests, including:
Kalika Mata Temple, Pavagadh | City Gate | Bhadra Gate | Champaner | Helical Stepped Well | Sakar Khan/Rojo | Sahar Ki Masjid | Jami Masjid | Stepwell North of Jami Masjid | Kevda Masjid | Nagina Masjid | Kabutra Khana Pavillion | Lila Gumbaz Ki Masjid | Lakulesh Mahadev Mandir
Things to do
Have a taste of the culture and indulge in thrilling & exciting activites through the festival
Heritage Walk | Pilgrimage tour | Natural trail | Adventure Sports |
Photography Workshops | Amusement Area | Craft Bazzar | Flea
Market | Food Bazzar | Cultural Evening | Tent City