Sahar ki Masjid, Champaner

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressSahar ki Masjid, Champaner, Pavagadh, Panchmahal, Gujarat.

pincode389360

DistrictPanchmahal

About Sahar ki Masjid, Champaner

History

The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site usually visted by a large number of history enthusiasts throughout the year.

Champaner is a historical city in the state of Gujarat, in western India. It is located in Panchmahal district, 47 kilometres from the city of Vadodara. The city was briefly the capital of Gujarat.

It was founded by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Dynasty, in the 8th century. He named it after the name of his friend and general Champa, also known later as Champaraj. By the later 15th century, the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs held Pavagadh fort above the town of Champaner. The young Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada, deciding to attack Champaner, started towards it with his army on 4 December 1482. After defeating the Champaner army, Mahmud captured the town and besieged Pavagadh, the well-known hill-fortress, above Champaner, where king Jayasimha had taken refuge. He captured the Pavagadh fort on 21 November 1484, after a siege of 20 months. He then spent 23 years rebuilding and embellishing Champaner, which he renamed Muhammadabad, after which he moved the capital there from Ahmedabad. In 1535, after chasing away Bahadur Shah Humayun personally lead some 300 Mughals to scale the fort on spikes driven into rock and stonework in a remote and unguarded part of the citadel built over a precipitous hillside on Pavagadh Hill. Large heaps of gold, silver and jewels were the war booty even though Bahadur Shah had managed to escape with a lot to Diu Champaner is today the site of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site in 2004.

Famous for

Sahar Ki Masjid is believed to be the private mosque of the Sultans of the state. The mosque has a large dome at each of its three entrances.

Sahar Ki Masjid is the starting point of the tourists’ sojourn at this historic site. This is a fascinating spot with mighty mountains in the backdrop along with lush greenery.

Best time to Visit

November to February is best time time to take visit the masjid 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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