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Champaner Travel Guide

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Champaner Travel Guide

The beautiful historic city of Champaner is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. The foundations of the city was laid in the 8th century by the king of the Chavda Dynasty and named it after a friend and General of the Army. The beautiful city is rich in traditional culture and many forms of art. There are varieties of silk weaves that are also available from here.

There are several historical ruins that are found here in Champaner that attracts a large number of tourists here. But perhaps more than anything there is a bounteous natural reserve and landscaped beauty that makes the place more appealing. There are several Hindu and Jain temples here that are visited often by devotees and tourists. Then there are forts and palaces that are still standing as if to reminisce the centuries of civilization that existed here especially at a time when the city was the capital of the state of Gujarat.

You can explore the remains of the Champaner Pavagadh fort that is here. There is also an archaeological park that is located here and is a popular tourist destination. It is also given the status of being one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. There is the royal palace of a rule by the name of Muhammad Begada. In close proximity to the citadel there is a lake by the name of Vada Talav. These are popular places to visit.

There is an easy availability of bus services from Vadodara and Ahmedabad along with several other places in Gujarat. You can also travel here with one of the many car rental services that are available. the ideal time to visit Champaner would be during the winter months. You can make a combined trip to several other places in the region. There are places where in the region of Champaner where you can stay for the night and even stop for your meals.

There are however conducted and guided trips that are run by professional companies of Vadodara and other cities of Gujarat. And they will ensure that you can complete the daylong trip and safely return by the end of the day. There are plenty of hotel and accommodation options that are available in cities of Gujarat like Vadodara and Ahmedabad among many others.

You will be able to find a bevy of choicest options of luxury hotels as well as good facilities even in budget hotels. There is also a fine cuisine that can be enjoyed while you are on a trip to Champaner. Culinary delights are an integral part of the culture of the state. And while you are in Champaner do not forget to check on local handicrafts and artifacts that are available.

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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