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Panchmahal history is woven around Champaner city Vailabhis during Shilaaditya 5th reign Vikram Samvat (AD : 348 -385) Bronze interception Godhra hack means in present Godhra’s “Vijay Chavani” his reign in 7th century . Champaner is said to be established.


District comprises of 11 Talukas.


The district is located on eastern end of the state. It is bordered by Dahod District to the north-east & east, Vadodara District to the south (southeast and southwest also), Kheda District to the west and Sabarkantha District to the northwest. Banswara District of Rajasthan State also borders the district in the northeast.


The history of Panchmahals district revolves around the city of Champaner. Panch mahal is an Arabic or IRanian word derived from Panch ("five") and Mahal ("palace")/ It was established in 7th century (647) in the territory of King Vanraj Chavda of Solanki dynasty. In the 13th century, Chauhans acquired the city from Muslim rulers under Alauddin Khilji. Their rule continued until 1484, when Mahmud Begada of Gujarat Sultanate captured the city. Thereafter Godhra became center of the district under the Mughal Empire.

Panchmahal were conquered from the Mughal Empire by the Maratha general Sindhia in the 18th century. In the course of time, Sindhia dynasty became Maharajas of Gwaliorand, after 1818, were forced to recognize British sovereignty. The Panch Mahals were transferred in 1861 by the Sindhias to British India, where they became a district in the Gujarat Division of Bombay Province. The British district consisted of two parts, the "western mahals" and the "eastern mahals," which were divided by the territories of Baria(Devgadh) and Sanjeli states.


Champaner, Halol, Pavagadh Hill, Santrampur, Lunawada, Intwadi, Satkamano, Lakulish Temple, Navalakha Kothar, Vishwamitri River, Kund.



Godhra is a Municipality in Panchmahal district in Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Panchmahal district. Originally the name came from gou which means "cow" and dhara which has two meanings: one in Sanskrit which means "hold" or "land" and the other in Hindi which means "flow": It means the Land of the Cow.People of Godhra are very festive. Godhra is very well known for its Garba-Festival.


Godhra is widely known in India and internationally for being the starting point of the 2002 Gujarat violence. Statewide religious riots between Hindus and Muslims began after the Godhra train burning incident near the Godhra railway station on 27 February 2002, where about 56 Hindu pilgrims were burnt alive.

Godhra means the land of cows. In mythological terms it can be called as land which is used for the grazing of cow. Cows used to come here from Pavagadh for grazing.

A bronze of Lord Rishabhanath of AD 975 found at Akota mentions Gohadra kula, i.e., the school of Jain monks at Gohadra.[2] The historical name of Godhra is "Godhrahk", which was established by Parmar king named Dhudhul Mandalik in A.D. 1415. Five hundred years ago, the respectable Saint Shrimad Vallabhacharya in his morning ritual speech gave the example of his dream city. He explained how the city which was seen in dream by her daughter was handed over by a Muslim resident to a Hindu family.


“Godhra has a very huge and famous temple of Panchmahal District.”


Pavagadh Hill, Kadana & Devgadh Baria



Jambughoda is a 20 km from Champaner (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and best point to stay while visiting Champaner and nearby Jambughoda Wildlife sanctuary. Jambughoda is a base point to visit Bhilala and Bayaka tribal villages. Resorts around Jambughoda offer excellent local getaway option.


"Jambughoda lies in Close proximity to Pavagadh, a major Hindu pilgrimage centre (46 kms from Vadodara and 150 kms from Ahmedabad). Pavagadh is accessible via a cable car ride or an uphill climb. Nearby Champaner, a UNESCO heritage site is also popularly visited alongwith. Proximity to Jambughoda makes Pavagadh a popular pilgrim getaway."


“Jambughoda Wildlife sanctuary is good for bird watching.”


Destinations in Panchmahal

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Travels in Panchmahal

President Travels
Address : Sai Complex, Nr. Lal Baug & Bus Stand, Godhara-389001 Phone No : (02672)240098, 9825038118, 9825035525


Mahalaxmi Travels
Address : F-4, Sagar Samrat Complex, Bus Stand Road, Godhara-389001 Phone No : (02672)242355


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