Take a Midnight train to Vadodara – 00:02 to 05:16 am, Freshen up at Waiting Room
Day 1: Leave excess Luggage at Cloak Room, Breakfast at Vadodara, Outside Station. Hire Auto for Vadodara Sightseeing.
Vidyadhar Vav, Laxmi Vilas Palace (might take more than an hour to see), Qutubuddin Tomb, Mandvi Gate
Have Lunch in the City, come back to Railway Station, Pick up Bag, take bus to Champaner (Vadodara Bus Stand is located outside Railway Station)
Reach by 3 PM, Check-in at one of the Dharamshala located in Champaner
Take Auto / Bus to Pavagadh Base – Cable Car /Hike to Pavagadh Temple
Return by Walking down the hill. On the way see monuments till Evening.
Rest – Night Stay
Day 2: Next day, Hire Auto to visit Champaner Monuments till 02:00 PM
Lunch, and leave for Vadodara, Reach by 3:00 PM, take another bus / train to Ahmedabad – Reaching by 4:00 PM
Sightsee some monuments Dada Hari ni Vav, Mata Hari ni Vav, Sarkhej Roza, Sidi Sayyed Mosque, Jhulta Minar,
Law Garden Night Market, Night Stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Next day, Hire Car for a Balasinor half day Trip, rest of the remaining day can be used to cover the Jama Masjid, Adalaj Vav (10 kms from Ahmedabad), Catch Train / Bus in the night to Mumbai
Reach Mumbai in the Morning by 07:00 am
Pavagarh is famous for Shaktipeeth Temple. There are also ruins of a Jain temple and Monumnets.
Champaner is a walled city, which along with the hill fort and temple of Pavagarh is called the Champaner and Pavagadh Archeological Park.
3 Days are sufficient to cover these historically rich cities. I missed out on Balasinor because of some reason, but one should visit it, because it has connection with Dinosaur Fossils.
Places to see in the Champaner – Pavagadh Archeological Park:
- Jami masjid
- Nagina masjid and cenotaph
- Lakulisa temple
- Kalikamata temple
- Ek minar ki Masjid
- Iteri Masjid
- Atak Gate
- Kamani Masjid
- Vadatalav ka Maqbara
- Navlakha Kothar
- Old Digamber temple
- Mahakali Temple
- Lakulish Temple
- Khuneshwar Temple
- Sat Kaman
- Manchi Haveli
- Sakar Khan’s Dargah
- Buland Darwaza
- Kewada mosque
- Lila gumbaz
- Maqbara Mandvi
- Panch Mahudha ka Maqbara
- Sikander Shah’s Tomb in Halol
- Geban Shah’s Vav – Champaner, closeby Helical Stepwell