Monday, April 27, 2015

Pavagadh

Pavagadh is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site Champaner - Pavagadh Archelogical Park. This place which is just 45 kms from Vadodara is a must visit not only for pilgrims, but also for tourists.



The Pavagadh Hill rises to 830 m and descends in five successive plateaus which are separated by steep cliffs namely Kalikamata, Mauliya, Bhadrakali, Machi and Atak. The higher plateaus on the west and south makes it safe and inaccessible from invasion.



One can choose to reach the top of the hill either taking the steps to the the top or rope-way. If one takes the steps and walk all the way up to the top of the hill from Machi and it takes approximately 3 hours. We choose to use the rope-way to reach top of the hill from the base station at Machi. It took just 6 minutes to reach the top.



The places of interest on the hill that we visited are:

30 comments:

rupam sarma said...

So nice photos

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rajesh, the first shot is lovely, a beautiful view! That is a lot of steps, the rope way sounds much easier.. Great post and photos.. Enjoy your day!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Spectacular landscape and buildings!

Kim ,USA said...

These cable cars are sure way to get you into adventure. Thanks for sharing.

Kim,USA

Fotolosopher said...

Wow! Your kids are braver than I am...I don't think I'd take a ride up there! What a site. You have a lot of world heritage sites, right?

Penelope Postcards said...

Hmmm … three hours or six minutes. I would go for the spectacular six-minute ride but the three-hour-trek would give an in depth and entirely new perspective I would imagine.

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful shares in these photos! You have been busy snapping lots of great photos! Thank you and enjoy your week!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful and historic place, Rajesh!! Terrific shots for the day as always! Hope you have a great new week!!

carol l mckenna said...

Handsome young men and beautiful shots of the area ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, this place is very interesting, I like the photos!!

Photo Cache said...

I would also opt for the gondola ride :)

Worth a Thousand Words

Al said...

What a beautiful place - I'd take the gondola too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I would definitely take the tram ( as we would call the ropeway). What a beautiful place. (And how your sons are growing up!)

Linda said...

Looks like a fascinating place to visit and I'll bet the ride is fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Taking the steps looks like a very steep and hard climb! I think the rope way is what I'd chose. Are those your sons? They are getting so big!

ladyfi said...

What lovely scenery and adorable kids.

Joyful said...

Looks like a fascinating place to visit. I'm pretty sure if I were ever to travel there I too would need to take the rope way. Have a great week Rajesh.

joshidaniel.com said...

should be a great view from there :)

Sharon Wagner said...

That would be quite the work out! Whew.

Reader Wil said...

Fascinating! Thanks!
Wil, ABCW Team

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonferful views of Pavagadh!

Jeevan said...

Very interesting place to visit and first time learning about it! It must be exciting taking the ropeways or cable car.

Roger Owen Green said...

important to keep green space.

ROG, ABCW

tulika singh said...

Looks like there's plenty to see here. Haven't heard of it before. Our country has so much history that we're not even aware of.

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Vadodara ? may be in wish list for a traveler !! great

Arun Prasadh said...

The view is very nice.

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful captures :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

There is one in Karnataka too