Pavagadh Tourism
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Pavagadh Tourism

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Pavagadh Info

  • 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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Nikhil Menon

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  • Nikhil Menon
  • Lives in Indore
  • 9 Reviews
  •  92 readers

"Peaceful & an amazing place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Almost all of the Devi temples in India are on hill tops n this one no different. The cable cars are the best option to get up there but taking the stairs is not a bad option at all. It might take a whole lot of energy and time but it's definitely worth it. Very peaceful up top at the temple and amazing views on the surroundings.
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Kalyankumar Podicheti

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  • Kalyankumar Podicheti
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1291 readers

"A trek, fun ride, holy site!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Being one of the 18 Shakthipeet of Parvathi, Pavagadh is well known for its holy destination. Along with the blessings of goddess, one gets a pack of joy. It took us around 2 hours to reach from my dad's office site. And we were terrified after seeing the temple at which hilltop we need to reach. Rope way gave us immense pleasure of skipping the steps route. That ride gives goosebumps and a clear view of nature around once the end of rope way reached, the twist was in front. We need to trek from there. It took an hour to reach the temple from where the view almost breath taking and worth of the climb. The greenery around the hill and the pond on the other hill top was a heavenly site to see. But the climb will definitely eats off your whole energy in your body. There were several hotels built along the way to rope way. We hopped in to one beside the end point of rope-way. It was open to the other side. The view of nature, birds flying over added a special ambience to the hotel. The food was really tasty and fresh. Well we were glad that he serves South Indian tiffins too. Don't miss to try Dosa there. And Gujarati special Dokhla. It will take a easy half day time and it is definitely worth it. Ushnakund (Hot water wells) and Ranchodrai (Lord Krishna) temple are nearest visiting places and to enjoy the ride. If you are going to Gujarat, Don't miss the chance of this package. As we say in Telugu, Punyam Purushartham;)
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Akshay  Arora

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  • Akshay Arora
  • Lives in Ratlam
  • 2 Reviews
  •  26 readers

"Good place to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pavagadh is a good place. I had been there before 2-3 year ago. There is 2 temple to go, Udankhatola, Sidi and forests. I like this place and enjoy the place and the environment of this place is also good I really enjoyed it.
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Nitin Pipaliya

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  • Nitin Pipaliya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  434 readers

"The Shakti Peethas- Pavagagh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was really one of the best & big Shaktipith of devi mahakali located in Gujarat. We will complete our all the wishes & hopes from devi ma after visiting this place. Atmosphere is good & people are cooperative at there. Facility wise all most all the recommendation are fulfil at there. We often visit this location with a family.
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Nirmal Patel

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  • Nirmal Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
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"Good destination and must place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The Pavagadh is located in Vadodra its amazing place for praying I been hear for 5 day only for relaxing hear is the Mahakali temple is in mountain its really nice experience there is rope-way and We had very good experience of this trip, we are also planning for the next year again with family. You can refresh your mind here. Must visit this at-least once in a lifetime.
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Saurabh Prajapati

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  • Saurabh Prajapati
  • Lives in Vadodara
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  3039 readers

"A nice place to refresh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
A nice pace to fresh up your mind. Awesome sights to view. The temple at the top of the mountain is nice. You can climb the mountain through rope way also. It is also a nice place for trekking. The waterfall at pavagadh is awesome. You should go early in the morning & should see the sunrise it's wonderful.
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Dipak Dhamnani

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  • Dipak Dhamnani
  • 3 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
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"A trip to refresh your mind"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 31, 2015
We had very good experience of this trip, we are also planning for the next year again with family. You can refresh your mind here. Must visit this at-least once in a lifetime.

You can visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which is inscripted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. There are Teliya Talav and Dudhia Talav to see.

There is Kali Mata Temple, a famous Hindu Temple which is located at Pavagadh.
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Jitu Patel

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  • Jitu Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  121 helpful votes
  •  11229 readers

"An amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
The Pavagadh is located in vadodra, its amazing place for praying. I had been here only for 1 day for relaxing. There is mahakali temple on the mountain. It was really a nice experience. There is ropeway facility also available for those who cannot walk. The ropeway fees is 98. Overall, it is an amazing place.
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Vijay Panchal

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  • Vijay Panchal
  • Lives in Patan
  • 3 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  8856 readers

"Great place high hill; beautiful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2014
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

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  • Sanjay Kotia
  • 3 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
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"A great hill station for pilgrimage"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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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