Champaner is a very old equipped city of Gujarat. It is located at the foothills of Pavagadh, around 165 km from Ahmedabad. The city sprays under the Panchmahal district of Gujarat. It is believed that the city consequent its name ©either from the Champa tree or from Champaraj. Champaraj was the founder of the city and a fashionable of King Vanraj Chavda of Anhilwad. Tourism is slowly picking here and people are drawn towards exploring the historical town. In the late 15th century, Muhammad Begada, the ©Muslim King of Gujarat captured the fort of Champaner.
In 1484 AD, he decided to build the new capital of Gujarat here. It took 23 approx years to complete the construction of the huge project. Muhammad ©Begada finally ©named the town as Muhammadabad. It soon gained amazing popularity and was established as one of the glorious towns of the Western India. It became a major trade center dealing in fine silk, woven, textile and sword manufacturing.
Consequently, the town is ©dotted by the ruins of fort walls, tombs, gardens, arches, pillars and wells. There are a number of monuments in Champaner that are importance of visiting.
What to see©
By Air: To reach Champaner you can fly up to Baroda.
By Rail: Champaner railway station is between Baroda & Godhara railway line.
By Road: State buses are available from Ahmedabad and Baroda.