Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Prashanth gave me a big help with the UNESCO sites from India. He says in this postcard that this is one of the less known sites of the country. I must confess that I didn't know it either but after reading a bit about it seems to be a very interesting place!

Sat Kaman, Pavagadh
There are eleven different types of buildings at the UNESCO-protected Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat, India, including mosques, temples, granaries, tombs, wells, walls, and terraces.The monuments are situated at the foot of and around the Pavagadh Hill. The Baroda Heritage Trust lists 114 monuments in the area, of which only 39 are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, due to limited funding. The Forest Department owns 94% of the land here, while the temple trusts and other sectarian establishments provide facilities for boarding and lodging to pilgrims and tourists. On the southern side near the foot of the hill some dilapidated houses and the foundations of Jain temples can also be seen. - in: wikipedia

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