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 1Up India > India > Gujarat > Anand city - Gujarat
The historical town of Champaner is situated 47 Kms.
Champaner lies at the foot of Pavagadh Fort.
The plateau at an altitude of 1471 ft. is known as the Machi Haveli.
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 Champaner Travel, Tour Packages, Tours, Hotels, Holidays Or Vacation In Champaner
Champaner celebrates with great gusto the Mahakali festival in the month of March/April, which is held in honor of the great goddess Mahakali.
The nearest airport to Champaner is Vadodara (46 km).
Champaner Road is a railway station on Vadodara-Godhara railway line.
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 Your Guide to India - Vadodara
Champaner and Pavagadh which is a world heritage site is 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.
Sikander Shah was murdered in the palace of Champaner by the Umrao Imad-Ub-Mulk in 1526 and his body was buried at Halol.
It is said that the king Vanaraj Chavada established Champaner at the, foot of Pavagadh in fond memory of his wise minister Champa.
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 Plans for Champaner
Nainesh Pandya, the deputy sarpanch of Champaner, spoke on the proliferation of cabins and larris in the town.
The amount to be given to Champaner is still being decided though it is expected to be in the same range'', said Karan Grover of the Heritage Trust.
Finally, it was decided that the Champaner Festival would be revived in collaboration with INTACH and the Department of Culture, Gujarat.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19991102/ige02078.html   (506 words)

 Gujarat. Anand, famous for Anand Milk Cooperatives.
It is said that the idol of the Lord said to be the original from Dwarka, was brought here by a devotee and installed in the temple of Ranchodrai.
The town of Champaner was subjugated by Sultan Mehmud Begara in 1484 and made it his new capital.
The hill of Pavagadh rises from Champaner in three stages.
www.travelmasti.com /domestic/gujarat/anand.htm   (267 words)

 Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004), Gujarat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Champaner is located at a distance of 50 km from Baroda and at the foothill of the Pavagadh hill in Gujarat.
The historical monuments at Champaner consist of a series of fortifications, some of which originate on the hill top and end on the plains.
The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park with its ancient Hindu and Jaina 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.
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 Champaner Travel, Tour Packages, Tours, Hotels, Holidays Or Vacation In Champaner
Champaner is an ancient fort located at the foothills of Pavagadh.
On the hill can be seen the old fort with it’s superb rocky defenses, the Makai Kota where the rulers kept their grain, the ruins of Patai Rawal palace, Naulakha kotha mansion, the 11th century Laukalish temple, wells and numerous religious monuments.
The main monument in the citadel of Muhammad Shah’s citadel in Champaner, beside the high walls and custom house, is the Jumma Masjid (1513 A.D.), with an intricately carved entrance, a vast and imposing courtyard surrounded by sheltered galleries, that speak volumes of the quality of the artisans who worked at Champaner.
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 Tourist attractions in Gujarat, tourism in gujarat, tour packages to gujarat, holidays in gujarat, gujarat holidays
Ahmedabad, the city of Ahmed Shah (the medieval ruler of Gujarat), is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi.
Lying at the base of the Pavagadh hill in Gujarat is Champaner.
Champaner is the ancient capital of Sultan Mahmud Beghara.
www.touristplacesinindia.com /gujarat/tourist-attractions.html   (1167 words)

 GHF 2003 Nominations
Located 100 miles from Ahmed, medieval Champaner is the site of Jami Masjid, the finest mosque in the state of Gujurat, and the world-renowned Citadel of Muhammed Shah.
Under the leadership of Muhammad Begada, Champaner became the prosperous capital of Gujarat until repeated attacks by the Mughal Emperor Humayun in the 16th century led to the city's eventual decline.
The architecture of Champaner retains the splendor of the Hindu, Muslim and Jain regimes.
www.globalheritagefund.org /where/nomination_champ.html   (196 words)

 Champaner Gujarat, Muhammad Shahs Citadel, Jain Pilgrimage Tours, Archaeological Site of Gujrat, Jami Masjid in ...
Champaner was earlier the capital of the Chauhan Rajputs, who had their fort on 822 meter high Pavagadh peak, a holy place of pilgrimage.
The main monument of Champaner is the citadel of Muhammed Shah.
Buses are available for Champaner which is 160 kms from Ahmedabad.
www.indiantravelportal.com /gujarat/champaner   (387 words)

 Monsoon Camp at Pavagadh – Champaner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During 5-6 August, a group of 18 members participated in the monsoon camp at Pavagadh – Champaner.
The group departed from Ahmedabad in the afternoon of 5 August to reach Pavagadh in the evening.
Later in the day, the group went to Champaner – a world heritage sight, where they visited seven arches, a mosque and the fort.
www.ceeindia.org /cee/MonsoonCamp-pavagadh.htm   (207 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : On a heritage trail
After a long battle, Champaner was attacked by Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1535.
Champaner lost its status as the capital of Gujarat and over the years fell into a state of neglect.
Joshi, who has gathered information about the heritage structures around Champaner from his father, an oral historian, and books, informs that this mosque is one of the few that have seven mehrab (sanctum sanctorum).
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2005/09/25/stories/2005092502011600.htm   (500 words)

 Champaner - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com
Champaner was the first place in Gujarat to get the status of "World Heritage Site" last July 2004.
On the other hand is not bad comunicates as Champaner Rd is a railway station on the line Vadodara - Godhara, and is only 45 km of Vadodara and 120 km from Ahmedabad.
Train 9020 calls at Champaner Rd at 19:39 on its way to Mumbai (arrive Dadar 04:35), and train 9019 departs Dadar at 22:35 and gets to Champaner Rd at 06:55, both trains are daily.
www.indiamike.com /india/showthread.php?t=17777   (412 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
Champaner is 40 km from Vadodara in Gujarat.
Champaner is built on a natural outcrop of igneous rock that rises some 800 feet above the flat land.
A PIL was filed in the Gujarat high court and quarrying was stopped and the sacred mountain was preserved.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040818/asp/opinion/story_3640943.asp   (566 words)

 Screen the business of entertainment-Films-Cover Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
All eyes in Champaner are turned up anxiously towards the brilliant blue skies.
Suddenly, the days in Champaner are overcast even though there are still no rain clouds in sight.
It’s a daring Bhuvan, a gritty villager, who accepts the challenge knowing well that neither he nor anyone in Champaner has ever played with the willow and cherry in their life.
www.screenindia.com /20010615/fcover1.html   (1652 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Five Indian sites among world's endangered monuments
Champaner faces 'the threat of dissolution from encroachment and unplanned development.
Champaner's integrity and viability as a historic site is at risk; it desperately needs adequate designation and recognition on a national and international scale,' WMF says.
Excavations at Panchmahal in Champaner have revealed the sophisticated architecture and engineering of the late 15th century.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/oct/02josy.htm   (731 words)

 Upper Crust ::: India's food, wine and style magazine
He kept his heavy foot that was clad in an expensive track shoe firmly pressed down on the accelerator of his car, and we zipped from Baroda to Champaner, the city he rediscovered for the world, in a matter of 40 minutes.
Champaner, a book on the medieval capital says, is perhaps the most authentic Islamic, pre-Mughal medieval city in India as all the information about the original city, without any transformation, is available below the ground.
According to Karan, Champaner was always there in the shape and form of 30 buildings that were protected by the Archaeological Society of India.
www.uppercrustindia.com /24crust/twentytwo/feature4.htm   (1866 words)

Champaner was earlier the capital of the Chauhan Rajputs, who had their fort on 822 meter high Pawagadh peak, a holy place of pilgrimage.
Knowing that conquering the fort by direct assault was impossible, Sultan Muhammad Beghada built a city, Muhammadabad near the fortified hill of Pawagadh, and waited his chance for a suitable seige.
The main monument in the citadel of Muhammad Shah’s citadel in Champaner, beside the high walls a nd custom house, is the 1513 AD Jumma masjid, with an exquisite carved entrance, a vast and imposing courtyard surrounded by cloistered galleries, and intricate attention to details reflecting the quality of the artisans who worked at Champaner.
www.ahmedabadcity.com /tourism/html/ar_champaner.html   (262 words)

Not much is known about the early history of this region, however, it starts taking definite shape after the establishment of Champaner, in the foothill of Pavagadh, as the capital of Chauhan kingdom at the close of the eighth centuty.
Succeeding Sultans were to add to the wealth and prosperity of Champaner till the history repeated itself, this time with yet another Muslim invader, equally ferocious and skillful in military maneuverings but far more resourceful as he was the ruler of Delhi.
The eminence of Champaner had already eclipsed due to growing clout of Ahmedabad, however, the internal struggle of the Peshwa and the Gaekwad stunted the economy of both the cities.
www.gujuland.com /pavagadh/attraction.html   (907 words)

 Champaner, Baroda, Travel to Baroda, Baroda Tour, Baroda Hotel, Baroda Tourism, Baroda Travel Guide, Baroda Travel ...
You can also visit Champaner, the independent Rajput state of yore, 41 km to the north-east of Baroda.
In 1553, Humayun, the Mughal emperor, captured Champaner.
Legend has it that in the way to Lanka, a part of the mountain Gandhama-dan carried by Hanuman fell down and created Pavagadh (one-fourth) at an altitude of 1700 ft, a hill resort popular among the residents of Baroda.
www.seemyindia.com /gujarat/gujarat-baroda-sat-miles.htm   (328 words)

 Champaner gets face lift for President's visit
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Gujarat Tourist Department and Heritage Trust, an NGO committed to the conservation and beautification of Champaner, are working round-the-clock for the last fortnight for giving a new look to the remains of this pre-historic site spread over an area of 6 sq km.
According to ASI superintending archaeologist (Vadodara circle) Dr.Shivananda, the stage was all set for the President's visit to Jama Masjid, one of the architect marvels of Champaner.
During his nearly two hours visit to Champaner, the President would go around a model ''Jyoti Gram'' village adjacent to Jama Masjid to be apprised about the novel scheme and its benefit to the villagers.
news.webindia123.com /news/articles/India/20061110/503745.html   (299 words)

 Champaner-Pavagadh Pilgrimage, Gujarat Hindu Pilgrimage, Vadodara Gujarat, Jain Pilgrimage Tours, Religious Monuments ...
Pavagadh, rising to a height of 800 metres, dominates the plains around it; not because of its height, but due to its light yellow colour, tinged with red.
This colour resembling that of the 'Champak' flower, resulted in the civilisation that evolved round Pavagadh being called Champaner.
Champaner, whose foundation has been ascribed to various persons including Champa, a minister of Vanaraja; the Chavda ruler of Gujarat and Champa, a Bhil headman, became a part of the British Raj in the 19th century.
www.indiantravelportal.com /gujarat/pilgrimage/pavagadh.html   (529 words)

 Pavagadh Temple Gujarat,Pavagadh Jain Temple Gujarat,Pavagadh Temples Pilgrimage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The last Patai, Jaisinh saw the beautiful lady and threw nasty looks at he as a result of which she cursed him and as a result of that curse, the emperor of Gujarat, Muhammad Begda assaulted Pavagadh in 1540 and after a bitter battle won over the hill on the boundaries.
He developed the town and constructed some fine monuments such as the fort of Champaner, Uohra mosque, Mandavi, Kirtistambh, the temple of Shalkh, Jama Masjid, Nagina Mosque and Kevda Mosque.The remains of the Palace of Begda are still found near Vad Talav (Banyan Pond) two kilometers away from Champaner.
The foot of the hill is known as the Pavagadh station and the Champaner town.
www.destinationindia.com /travel_guide/gujarat/pavagadh.html   (626 words)

 All roads lead to Champaner-Ahmedabad Times-City Supplements-NEWS-The Times of India (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Champaner Pavagadh is in constant spotlight ever since its World Heritage Site status from UNESCO.
For the World Heritage Week, which started on November 19, the buzzword at ASI Vadodara is Champaner Pavagadh.
D R Gehlot superintending archaeologist, ASI says, "Besides the UNESCO status, Champaner is rich in breathtaking landscapes, an expansive forest cover and great architecture." And now, thanks to the heritage status, the site has seen renewed tourism potential.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com.cob-web.org:8888 /articleshow/928716.cms   (314 words)

 Movie Spoiler for the film -LAGAAN
Champaner was a small farming village in central India.
When he gets back to the village, there is frantic activity – rain clouds have been spotted in the distance and everyone is excited at the prospect of rain.
Champaner and the villages of the province are in an uproar when they hear of Bhuvan agreeing to the challenge.
www.themoviespoiler.com /Spoilers/lagaan.html   (1830 words)

 Champaner on Unesco’s world heritage map-Ahmedabad-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Speaking to TNN from the ancient Chinese city of Suzhou, where the World Heritage Conference is still on, Indian committee member and Vadodara-based architect Karan Grover said this was the first time that three sites from India had made it to the list.
"Champaner was the only fresh entry this year," he said.
Nothing less than 48 proposals had come up before the members, but the only other country to put three sites on the list was host China.
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 Usha Breco - Maa Mahakalika Udankhatola
Champaner has a rich, rare and little known history.
Thus, the name Champaner to the town and Pawagadh to the hill fort.
The ruins of Champaner fort add to the magnificence of Pawagadh hill.
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 Pavagadh ahmedabad, Pavagadh India, Pavagadh tour, Pavagadh picture, Pavagadh tourist attraction, Pavagadh tourist ...
It is a beautiful excursion from Ahmedabad with the historic fortress on a mountain, the holy Hindu and Jain temples on the pinnacle and the medieval Islamic citadel of Champaner in the plains.
It is about 190 kms from Ahmedabad, situated in the Halol on Panchmahal district, having historical connection with the Chavda and Chauhan King's Era.
Pavagadh is one of the biggest attractions in the Dynamic State of Gujarat, which attracts lakhs of pilgrims and tourists every year and tops the list of educational institutions excursion programs.
www.tourtravelworld.com /hot_spots/ahmedabad/pavagadh   (306 words)

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