Incredible India: Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat

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Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat, West India, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. What do you get when a medieval capital city is suddenly abandoned and forgotten? Champaner, built during 16 CE by Mahmud Begada was abandoned soon after and time did not move forward, ever since. It has well preserved medieval urban fabric including sandstone-carved Mosques and Tombs. The neighboring Pavagadh hills has recorded history from 2 BCE and contains, among others, an ancient fort, Hindu & Jain Temples. It is a popular pilgrimage center, even today. More…

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