Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

If one is interested in visiting historical sites in Gujarat then Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is the best bet. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004 is a must visit. This place is located at a distance of 50 kms from Vadodara and I am happy to visit this place during my tour of the state.



It is spread over an area of more than 1329 hectares of which Primary Heritage Zone covers 983 hectares. This is largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an impressive landscape and it also includes prehistoric sites. The landscape consists undulating hillocks and plateaus. There are steep rock exposures formed by ancient volcanic eruptions and lava flows.



Champaner is to the south of Pavagadh Hill. Pavagadh Hill rises to a height of 800  meters is considered to be one of the oldest rock formations in India. The site has many religious monuments of Gujarati Sultans, Rajputs, and Jains. There are also palaces, entrance gates and arches, tombs and  residential complexes. 



We shall soon explore more of this place.

32 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

excellent view :)

George said...

This does sound like a fascinating place to visit. I look forward to learning more about it.

Carver said...

That looks like an interesting park to explore.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Interesting..!

Derek said...

This is an interesting taster of the area. You manage to put so much into your brief posts. I think that brief is good by the way, and usually reveals a personal take on a place.

Have a great day.

Gillena Cox said...

last ones my fovourite

much love...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know more about this place.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very informative...

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Archaeological ruins always interest me - they is so much story,history and legend around them.

ladyfi said...

Looks like an interesting place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Imagine all those beautiful historical and architectural treasures you show us and here are acres and acres waiting to be discovered. Incredible to think about.

Laura said...

the sky is such a soft and lovely blue over the dry landscape.

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing place, Rajesh, and lovely blue skies as well!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Photo Cache said...

It looks like a whole day at least is needed to visit this place.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that is quite the place.

Al said...

That looks beautiful. Is that a gondola for people to ride?

janiceadcock said...

Interesting machines.

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Thanks, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park gorgeous!

**Lih** said...

Lindas fotos!

Thomas Lee said...

Looks like a big place to explore.

Ileana said...

Very interesting place! Beatiful photos!

Tom said...

Beautiful countryside. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and wish I could visit them all!

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Kathe W. said...

thanks for sharing these photos! Those towers are amazing!

HansHB said...

A beautiful post for SWF!

Kelly said...

It's a beautiful landscape and not what I would have expected.

Datta Ghosh said...

beautiful landscape.Hope to see more of it

Yogi Saraswat said...

What a beautiful site to visit . It deserve to be the world heritage site .

Archana Kapoor said...

looks like a lovely place to visit :-)

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely views :)

Kokila Gupta said...

It's so vast !!seems like an awesome place !

purba chakraborty said...

Looks like a very interesting place :)