Anyone who has seen the hugely successful Oscar nominated Hindi film Lagaan would be familiar with the name Champaner. Located in the state of Gujarat, Champaner is a fine offbeat place to visit in India. It was founded in the 8th century by the prominent Chavda dynasty ruler Vanraj Chavda. Champaner is home to the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Apart from the park, the popular Jama Masjid located here is another famous attraction known for its architectural brilliance. Champaner is primarily known as an ancient city of temples which is enough to attract many a history buff. So, if you are looking for a place that is not thronged by tourists and can give you a sneak peek into Indian history while leaving you in awe of its architectural splendor, take a trip to Champaner in Gujarat. Here are all the details on how to reach Champaner by road, train and flight. Also Read - Statue of Unity Put up ‘For Sale’ For Rs 30,000 Crore on OLX to Fight COVID-19, Case Registered
How to Reach Champaner by Road
Champaner is well-cnnected to all major parts of Gujarat via Vadodara. The roads to Champaner are in good shape and several buses and rented vehicles ply between major parts of the state and Champaner. Champaner is just around 49 km from Vadodara. Here is the detailed route map of Champaner from Vadodara: Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 45-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies, State's Death Toll Reaches 5
How to Reach Champaner by Train
Champaner has its own railway station which falls on the Godhara to Vadodara line. However, it is best to take a train to Vadodara railway station which is well connected to major cities and then take the road route to Champaner. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Gujarat Govt to Provide Food Items Freely to Poor Families From April 1
How to Reach Champaner by Flight
Vadodara is the nearest airport to Champaner. It is located at a distance of 42 km from Champaner. The nearest international airport to Champaner is Ahmedabad airport at a distance of 125 km. Taxis are available from both airports to reach Champaner.
So, for your next offbeat trip, consider Champaner in Gujarat for a slice of history and ancient architecture.