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Pavagarh in Pavagarh

·  Summer: April-June (32°C – 40°C)
·  Winter: November-March (12°C - 30°C)
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

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Pavagadh Hill is a popular hill station in Gujarat, known mainly for the temple of Mother Kali dating back to the 10th or11th century. At the height of about 762 m. above sea level, the temple is counted among 51 Shakti-Peethas and attracts millions of pilgrims annually.
Devoted pilgrims take up the 5 km. walk along the jungle to reach the temple. Another alternative is to take the ropeway and then climb few steps leading to the temple. The temple is fortified with a chowk in front and two altars for making sacrifices. The place is lit up on special occasions.
The main idol is that of Ma Kali featuring only the head painted in red. Complete idols of Mahakali and Bahuchara Yantras are also present. To accommodate most pilgrims the temple is open for a long duration and there is also a rest house called Machi Haveli for the night stay.
Pavagadh is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, called Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, displaying age old tradition of historical culture. The place is also famous as the birthplace of Baiju Bawra, the famous musician of Gujarat.

Road: Pavagadh Hill is only about 5 km. from the city of Champaner. Buses as well as private vehicles drop the visitors at the base point from where one must take the ropeway cable car or climb to reach the hilltop.

Railway: Vadodara (or Baroda) has the closest railway station, about 54 km. away. It is possible to hire taxis directly from the station to reach this destination.

Airway: Vadodara also has the closest airport, located about 48 km. away. Again, taxis prove as the most convenient mode for direct connectivity of the airport with Pavagadh.