Champaner Heritage Resort is a fantastic base for exploring a myriad cultural retreats and activities in the Pavagadh area. With so many nearby attractions to visit, such a great variety of ethnic Gujarati products to shop from, and numerous activities to pick from, you’d wish you had added a few more days to your vacation to be able to explore it all. Take a look at the top things people do in Champaner.
Take Heritage Walks
Every corner of Champaner has a story to tell. The city happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a history-walk around the major spots will heartily amuse you. You can start your walks from the hills of Pavagadh and get a glimpse of all the ancient monuments and temples around the area while soaking in breathtaking views of the city. The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park has a treasure trove of landscapes, old-world architecture and Chalcolithic sites. So pack your hiking shoes when you come to Champaner Heritage Resort and treat yourself to some of the fascinating walks.
Visit the Heritage Sites of Vadodara
Vadodara is only 47 km from Champaner and on a good day, you can get there in just about an hour. There are numerous places of tourist interest in the city like the Vadodara Museum, Sayaji Baug and Laxmi Vilas Palace. Complemented by excellent culinary delights and places to shop for souveniers, Vadodara makes for a fantastic getaway.
Indulge in Shopping
Shopping in Gujarat is a grand tourist experience in itself: the variety is unmatched, the vibrancy is fascinating, the quality is unquestionable and the prices are delightfully low. Things you should definitely buy in Gujarat are Patola silk sarees, bandhani sarees and dupattas, traditional Ghagra-choli, embroidered or appliqued quilts, bangles, the traditional khadi fabric, ethnic jewelry, handicrafts and handlooms.
In Vadodara, interspersed between other tourist attractions, lie several markets that will amaze even the least passionate of shoppers. Raopura, Mandvi and Teen Darwaza here you can find the best of silver and oxidized silver jewelry, a hallmark of traditionally dressed Gujarati men and women. Baroda Prints and Khadi Bhandar are a key attraction for people looking forward to buying the best of tradition handspun cotton clothes. You’ll find it hard to match the quality of fabric and even harder to match their reasonable prices.
If you are a connoisseur of art, MS University’s famous Fine Arts College holds regular art exhibitions for you. Khanderao Market is another tourist attraction that sells just about everything any person can need. It wows with its dome-shaped architecture and a clock tower in the center. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III gifted this grand marketplace to his people during his rule in the city.
Things to Do When at Champaner
Champaner offers you a gamut of activities as there are innumerable interesting places to visit. The top attraction for the tourists is, of course, the history Pavagadh Temple that dates back to the 10th century. Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary beckons nature lovers with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. During monsoons, Hathni Mata Waterfall enchants with its picture-perfect waterfall. Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kada Dam and Dev Dam Reservoir are other scenic and interesting places to visit around Champaner.
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With so much on offer, Champaner holiday promises to be an exhilarating experience for you. Keep a few days to enjoy the place in its entirety and to soak yourself in its rich culture and tradition.