Pavagadh Tourism
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Pavagadh Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Pavagadh lies in the state of Gujarat, about 26 km from the city of Vadodra (formerly Baroda). It is a hill station which is also well known for a Mahakali Temple, which attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. The Pavagadh-Champaner Archaeological Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Pavagadh lies in the Panchmahal district, which is primarily a tribal area with Bhils being the dominant community. The region has received many special subsidies from the Government to encourage the development of the area. As a result, the towns of Halol and Kalol, which lie close to Pavagadh, have seen the setting up of many industrial units.

The Mahakali Temple is the main attraction of the region and holds special importance for both Hindus and Muslims. According to folklore, the temple was established after Goddess Satiís right toe fell here. The temple is divided into two parts. The ground floor has the idol of Goddess Kali while the top floor has a Mazar, which holds religious significance for Muslims.

Not much is known is about the history of the town of Champaner, where Pavagadh lies. The Chauda Dynasty is said to have established the town in the 8th century AD. It was also Gujaratís capital till 1536. The region is typical of stones which are yellowish in colour. Their colour resembles that of the Champaka flower, which gives the town its name.

The temple lies at the top of a hill and is connected by a ropeway, which is called the Maha Kali Udan Khatola. The journey by ropeway takes about 6 minutes. The temple can also be accessed on foot, which makes the journey an hour long.

Pavagadh lies at a height of 822 meters above sea level and has many trekking trails. It has many seasonal waterfalls which can be seen in full flow during the monsoon season.

The closest city to Pavagadh which has a railway station is Vadodra. It can be reached by road only and is served by buses from Vadodra which run at regular intervals.
    

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Vijay Panchal
  • Vijay Panchal
  • Lives in Patan
  • 3 Reviews

"Great place high hill; beautiful temple"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A nice hill station with lot of activities, tramway to climb up. Also a great place for pilgrimage. Also hatni dam waterfall to have fun. Nice road, be careful while climbing up the hill and coming. Pavagadh- a place is Gujarat famous for its Jain (Digamber Jain) temple situated there. The place is a great fun with your family and friends and you can also see vegetation biodiversity.
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Sanjay Kotia
  • Sanjay Kotia
  • 1 Review

"A great hill station for pilgrimage"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2014
A nice hill station with lot of activities. There is tramway to climb up the hill. It is also a great place for pilgrimage.There is a Hatni dam and a waterfall to have fun. The road is nice, be careful while climbing up the hill and coming down. Park your vehicle at a safe place and go on bike to have more fun.
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Sarvagya Jain
  • Sarvagya Jain
  • 13 Reviews

"Beautiful temples and sightseeing"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pavagadh is a place in Gujarat famous for its Jain Digamber Temple. The place is a great fun with family and friends and you can see vegetation biodiversity on the way to Pavagadh. So one must visit it with friends or family or it could be even for couples and don't forget to enjoy trekking.
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Rutika Patel
  • Rutika Patel
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  • 2 Reviews

"Pavagadh - High Mountain"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Jul 4, 2014
Paagadh trip was Amazing. Trekking and sky diving was most wonderful thing to do at Pavagadh. High mountain touching sky was lovely to watch. Every time i want to vist there because of Cool Atmosphere !! Scene from top view of Pavagadh was awesome. Thousand of people come there. I really enjoy going there.
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Vivek Sharma
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 171 photos
  • 55 Reviews

"Great Hill Experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
Pavagadh is a hill station near Vadodara of religious concern. It is famous for the Maha Kali maa temple. There is also a Jain temple and Dargah in the vicinity. The view from the top is fantastic and due to alone hilltop in area, wind flow at that height is so strong. To reach this temple we took jungle route instead of traditional route by jeep upto Mahakali Temple. The route is so scary with lots of tantriks and baba en-route. I won't advise anyone to take this route. Other famous places which are worth a visit are Champaner Pavagadh Archeological Park, Machi Haveli, Sadanshah pir dargah, Dudhia and Teliya Talav etc.
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Manohar Solanki
  • Manohar Solanki
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"My experience at pavagadh"

  • Posted Apr 8, 2013
This is a shakti peeth of maa kalika. You can get a movie cd if you are intersted to know more. Its a nice hill station too for a short weekend break.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hotel Champaner, Gujarat tourism hotel is the only nice place to stay, esp. if you dont know much about this place and people.
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Vikas Karulkar
  • Vikas Karulkar
  • 1 Review

"Visit to Shakti Pith of Mahakali mataji"

  • Posted Aug 21, 2009
Pavagadh is located around 45kms from Vadodara City in Gujarat. Pavagadh is well connected by excellent roads to Panchmahal District.

One can drive for 5kms from the ground level on the Hilly Trek up to the base camp 'Maachi'. After reaching Maachi, one has a choice to take a 6 min ride in 'Udan Khatola' or can enjoy a trek of one hour to reach 'Dudhia Talav'. From Dudhia Talav, we have to climb almost 80 to 100 steps to reach the Temple.
Mahakali Temple at Top of the Pavagadh, is among the 51 Shakti Pith in India and second in Gujarat besides Gabbar near Ambaji.

We rode through the Cable Car. It takes only 6 Mins to reach at top and cost Rs.87/- per head for to & fro journey. During journey in Cable Car you can watch a beautiful scenery all across the area. A lush green land, beautiful mountains, lots of water bodies etc.
It is a wonderful place to spend a day where you can pay Darshan also and you can breathe fresh air while trekking to the top also. I am sure this will boost your soul for progressing all individuals in their busy, stressful and polluted life .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is nothing much to see at Pavagadh other than the temple, but one can visit Champaner at the base of Pavagadh, which is a historical place since the Moughal's, one can visit Fort, Tomb,Masjid etc. at Champaner.

At Pavagadh, one can enjoy all Gujarati Farasan like Khaman,Fafda,Batakavada,Bataka Poha etc. At the base of the Cable Car Unit at Maachi, one beautifull Food Point is available, they serve SouthIndian & Chinese dishes along with Sev Usal,Samosa,Sandwich and all kind of refreshments.

One can enjoy shopping at Pavagadh by shopping religious items mostly. There are very few shops available at the top that sell handicrafts made locally.

Activities & things to do: This is a very good one day trip at the Hill, Trekking and riding in Udan Khatola are the only activities at Pavagadh. One can enjoy their hobby of photography also.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can visit Pavagadh throughout out the year, but the best time to visit is after monsoon ie. after August.

Pavagadh is well connected by roads from all major cities of Gujarat. Nearest Railway station is Champaner, which falls on Vadodara -Ratlam- Delhi route. Nearest Domestic Airport is Vadodara and International Airport is at Ahmedabad.
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