Champaner Fort

CategoryFort

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressChampaner Fort, Champaner, Pavagadh, Panchmahal, Guajrat.

pincode389360

DistrictPanchmahal

About Champaner Fort

History

A concentration of largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an impressive landscape which includes prehistoric (chalcolithic) sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th-century capital of the state of Gujarat. The site also includes, among other vestiges, fortifications, palaces, religious buildings, residential precincts, agricultural structures and water installations, from the 8th to 14th centuries. The Kalikamata Temple on top of Pavagadh Hill is considered to be an important shrine, attracting large numbers of pilgrims throughout the year. The site is the only complete and unchanged Islamic pre-Mughal city.


The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park with its ancient Hindu architecture, temples and special water retaining installations together with its religious, military and agricultural structures, dating back to the regional Capital City built by Mehmud Begda in the 16th century, represents cultures which have disappeared.


The structures represent a perfect blend of Hindu-Moslem architecture, mainly in the Great Mosque (Jami Masjid), which was a model for later mosque architecture in India. This special style comes from the significant period of regional sultanates.


The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is an outstanding example of a very short living Capital, making the best use of its setting, topography and natural features. It is quite vulnerable due to abandonment, forest takeover and modern life.

Famous for

The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a place of worship and continuous pilgrimage for Hindu believers.


The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Panchmahal district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Centred around the city of Champaner or Muhammadabad built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat, it’s a very significant place historically and culturally. This place is the only complete unchanged Islamic pre-Mughal city. Also deemed to be of mythological significance, a larger part of Champaner- Pavagadh is still unexcavated.

Best time to Visit

November to February is best time time to take visit the Champanare Fort with family.

Best time to Go

Morning and Evening is the good time for outing the place.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Godhra
    to
    Ahmedabad
    136km
  • Godhra
    to
    Ambaji
    312km
  • Godhra
    to
    Amreli
    364km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bharuch
    152km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhavnagar
    303km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhuj
    492km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dahod
    78km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dwarka
    550km
  • Godhra
    to
    Gandhinagar
    164km
  • Godhra
    to
    Himmatnagar
    215km
  • Godhra
    to
    Jamnagar
    406km
  • Godhra
    to
    Junagadh
    423km
  • Godhra
    to
    Mahesana
    210km
  • Godhra
    to
    Morabi
    335km
  • Godhra
    to
    Palanpur
    282km
  • Godhra
    to
    porbandar
    505km
  • Godhra
    to
    Saputara
    390km
  • Godhra
    to
    Somnath
    502km
  • Godhra
    to
    Surat
    248km
  • Godhra
    to
    Valsad
    315km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Pavagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02676245646

Nearest Railway Station is Godhra and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Ahmedabad and thier inquiry no. is, 07922869211

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