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Mr. Aakash Chatterjee of Tappas Voyages visited Champaner – Pavagadh in Gujarat.

Champaner is a perfect rectangle enclosed by the massive walls with huge bastions. Entrance gates have carved balconies. It was founded by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom in the 8th century. It is a grand historical confluence, displaying 1,200 years of history and culture. Champaner is today the site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site in 2004. The famous Bollywood movie 'Lagaan' was shot here which also adds to the popularity of this place.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a concentration of largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an impressive landscape which includes prehistoric (chalcolithic) sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th-century capital of the state of Gujarat.