Documenting Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

WelcomeList of HeritagesDate wise Event Details
 Working

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in Panchmahal district in Gujarat, India. It is located around the historical city of Champaner. The heritage site is studded with forts with bastions starting from the hills of Pavagadh, and extending into the city of Champaner. The park's landscape includes archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage monuments such as chalcolithic sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital. There are palaces, entrance gates and arches, mosques, tombs and temples, residential complexes, agricultural structures and water installations such as stepwells and tanks, dating from the 8th to the 14th centuries. The Kalika Mata Temple, located on top of the 800 metres (2,600 ft) high Pavagadh Hill, is an important Hindu shrine in the region.

The Baroda Heritage Trust lists 114 monuments in the area, of which only 39 are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. On the southern side near the foot of the hill some dilapidated houses and the foundations of Jain temples can also be seen. The transition between Hindu and Muslim culture and architecture in the late 15th to early 16th century is documented in the park, particularly the early Islamic and pre-Mughal city that has remained without any change. It was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004.

Documenting Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a photo documentation project which has been planned to photograph Monuments of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Initially its a solo heritage photowalk as per the time convenience.

Event Co-ordinator

  • Vijay Barot

Funds

  • Self-funded
Wikimedia Commons