Monday, July 27, 2015

Champaner

The historical place Champaner was named by this name in the 8th century by the King Vanraj after General Champa. Later this place was ruled by Rajputs and Gujarat Sultans. Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada in the 15th century rebuild this place and whatever we see today here is constructed in that period.



Today the place is part of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. The historical monuments here consist of a series of fortifications, temples, mosques which can be seen on the hill top as well as plains below it.



Most prominent places of interest in this site are:
Being the country side one can also see some birds and flowering trees.


36 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice photos, Thanks for sharing.

Blogoratti said...

Lovely photos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Pretty scenes and birds. Lovely images. Have a happy week!

Fun60 said...

Great views.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Rajesh, as always!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!!

Barb said...

This place looks like it has a myriad of historic sites, Rajesh. I see you have egrets in India.

Photo Cache said...

I saw the same birds in Agra. Do you know what these birds are called?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks like an interesting place to explore. Love the design of the structure over the road in the first photo.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

are these egret birds?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Layers of history there and as always fascinating. The birds and flowers are s lovely bonus!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Lots of great places to visit around there, Rajesh.
I like your photos of the birds and the flowering trees.
Nice share!
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

ladyfi said...

Nice view and lovely birds.

LifeRamblings said...

Beautiful. It's nice to see India from different perspective

Jeevan said...

Neat capture and seems like a wonderful place to visit. Nice gateway

Sharon Wagner said...

The country side shots are a nice touch.

bj said...

Loved seeing all your pretty pictures.
here from Ruby

Leslie: said...

Fascinating history - thanks for sharing.

Leslie
abcw team

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely photographs

tulika singh said...

Lovely clicks. Your post reminded me of the film Lagaan.

BeatAboutThe Book

Chris Rohrer said...

There's nothing like history and birds all together in one sanctuary!

Roger Owen Green said...

nice locale

ROG, ABCW

Adam Jones said...

Nice pictures, and nice Egrets.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's great that they turned the area into a park.
Take 25 to Hollister

Trubes said...

Great pictures and interesting heat haze that envelopes
the place.
India certainly has a host of historic places,
which I'm sure most of us have never heard of before
visiting your site and showing us your pictures,
Thank you for sharing this with us, most interesting!

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Mary Cromer said...

Lovely place to view and the Egret is elegant!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very fine views.

Marie C said...

Wonderful place...great egrets and flowers!

Kokila Gupta said...

A wonderful post with nice clicks Rajesh :)

Villrose said...

Pretty flowers and birds!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Lot many attractions to be seen here. Nice pic of the egrets.

Priyanka Kamath said...

Great shots of a place steeped in history!

Easwar Arumugam said...

nice pictures

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Beautiful photographs... :-)

Antonina K. said...

I'm visiting Champaner this week. Any tips? :)

Rajesh said...

Antonina: You will require 1 full day to visit both Pavagadh and Champaner. Take food with you. Restaurant in the area are not very great.

Antonina K. said...

Thanks, Rajesh, I'll take food and water. I think I'll go only for Champaner this time - it's a one day trip and I'd like to see a bit of Vadodara too, especially Laxmi Vilas Palace and Baroda museum.