This is the Unesco World Heritage site well known for its sacred hill -Pavagadhand the old capital of Gujaratwith a wonderful mosque – Champaner. This site is 47 kms from the city of Vadodara. Pavagadh is a volcanic hill that has a long history of attacks and recovery. It was once the capital of Chauhan Rajput’s sultanate. Mughals also attacked here and therefore it has glimpses of Islamic culture as well. The Hindu and Jain religions are prevalent here and the culture is a beautiful amalgam of the mix of all.
Champaner on the other hand is very well known for its Citadel. It is a rectangular area of one square kilometers surrounded by large walls. The best thing about Champaner is its mosques which have beautiful Islamic and Hindu decorations and are a combination of the two cultures. The stone carvings, the structural designs and the prayer areas, all are wonderful and one cannot help to fall in love with this beautiful site.