Attractions in Champaner
Jami Masjid -
ornate mosque built in 1523 is a typical example of
Gujarati architecture. Supported by 172 pillars, its
minars rise upto 100 feet. Among its other special
features are the oriel windows, and the central dome
with beautifully carved balconies between the tiers.
The unique fusion of Islamic and Jain traditions in
this monument is extremely attractive.
Masjid - Another
attractive monument, built with a white and
gracious gateway, it boasts of a well-proportioned
arcade with columns on each side of a square
under a central dome.
Rajputs monumets -
One can visit the Patai Rawal Palace, the Makai
Kota which is a domed granary, the Lakulisha
Temple dating back to the 11th / 12th century
and some old wells of this period.
Fort - 4 kms south east of Champaner, another
well known and ancient fort of Gujarat dominates the
skyline and can be seen from miles away. Spread over
a large area, the fort rises in three stages: first,
the rained part, second, the palace and middle fort
and, finally, the upper fort with Jain and Hindu temples
(important places of pilgrimage). The temple at the
summit had its spire replaced by a shrine to the Muslim
saint, Sadan Shah.
Events in Champaner
Champaner celebrates with great gusto the Mahakali
in the month of March/April, which
is held in honor of the great goddess Mahakali.
There & Away to Champaner
||The nearest airport
to Champaner is Vadodara (46 km).
||Champaner Road is a railway station
on Vadodara-Godhara railway line.
||Champaner is connected by road
to Vadodara (46 km), Ahmedabad (159 km)