A Journey Through History- Champaner, Pavagadh!; Travelwithsavvy; Tripoto

India – Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

It is said “Old places have soul” and those are unconditional words for Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in north-west India, and has archaeological remains that date from the 8th to 16th century.

Champaner is located at a distance of 50 km from Baroda and at the foothill of the Pavagadh hill in Gujarat. What makes Champaner only one of its kind is the blend of Hinduism, Jainism and Islamism. The Champaner-Pavagadh area was under the control of the Rajputs for 200 years. Even though it was Gujarat’s ancient capital city , it fell into rapid decline, was largely abandoned and for several centuries was neglected and almost deserted. The British visited and refounded the town of Champaner in 1803 and it became a great exporter of silk.

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