Pavagadh Temple, Steps, Hill, Ropeway Ticket Price, Weather

About Pavagadh Temple

Pavagadh Temple or Kalika Mata Temple is situated at Pavagadh Hill in Panchmahal District, Gujarat, India.

The Hindu goddess Maa Kali, frequently referred to as the Great Black Mother, is honored at this hilltop temple of Kalika Mata. One of India’s 52 Shaktipeethas, the Kalila Mata Temple is a component of the Champaner-Pavagadh UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pavagadh Temple Hill

Pavagadh is an ancient Triassic Period location with Enriched History from periods of the Treta & Dwapar Era.

In the Present day, Pavagadh is a Municipality-operated region in Panchmahal district about 46 kilometers (29 mi) away from Vadodara in Gujarat state in western India. It is known for a famous Mahakali temple that draws thousands of pilgrims every day.

It is a tribal area populated predominantly by the Rath was. The area of this locality Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004. It is said that the Rajput king Vanraj Chavda established Champaner at the foot of Pavagadh in fond memory of his wise minister Champa. Pavagadh is the gateway to Panchmahal. The locations of hilly areas around Halol provide good scenery. Pavagadh Hill has a total height of 822 meters and you can find many scenic trails to climb including waterfalls during monsoon time. The plateau at an altitude of 490 meters is known as Machi Haveli. The bus service has been extended up to Machi.

Pavagadh Temple History

  • In terms of spirituality, Maa Kalika was placed here top the mountain by the seer Yugapurush Maharishi Shri Vishwamitra Rishi thousands of years ago.Since ancient times, the summit of Pavagadh Mountain has been associated with a holy custom of Goddess Sati’s (also known as Goddess Mahakali’s) right toes.
  • The Hindu rulers were overthrown by Muhammad Begda’s brutal invasion around 500 years ago. The Kalika Mata temple’s flag and tower were destroyed.
  • From the 10th or 11th century, the ancient temple was renovated. A Great sacred Shakti Peetha is located in the temple.
  • The Prime Minister officially opened the first phase of the renovation in April 2022. PM Modi placed the foundation stone for the second phase’s reconstruction in 2017.

Pavagadh Temple Timings

Pavagadh Temple Darshan Timings

Timings:- 05:00 AM To 07:00 PM

Pavagadh Temple Arti Timings

Aarti NameTime
Morning Aarti Timing5:00 AM
Evening Aarti Timing6:30 PM
Pavagadh Temple
Pavagadh Temple

Pavagadh Hill Gujarat

Champaner-Pavagadh is located in the Panchmahal district in Gujarat, where there is a temple to Mother Kali. Hindu pilgrims were coming to visit this temple from long before the development of Champaner as a major city, and they continued for hundreds of years after its decline, right up to the present day. To reach the temple at the summit is about a 5 km walk along a jungle footpath to the top of the hill….

Pavagadh Hill Total Steps

Pavagadh hill total steps are about 1800 stairs from the point from where stairs start and it’s not much difficult to climb to the top of a hill as stairs are round about the hill….

Height Of Pavagadh Hill

Hill has a geological setting of reddish-yellow colored stone and is considered to be one of the oldest rock formations in India, The hill is a southern Aravalli Range outlier, rising 800 meters (2,600 ft) above the surrounding plains n it is about 762 meters above Sea Level…

Pavagadh Hill Station

Pavagadh is the only hill station near Baroda city. It’s a lovely place to visit. You can climb the hill through stairs or you can enjoy the ropeway, Beautiful hill station & spiritual place, it is about 762 M above sea level.

Pavagadh Hill Road

The road to pavagadh hill is quite good enough for every type of vehicles it is well maintained and there are Instructions available for drivers to drive safe were ever it is necessary.

Pavagadh Hill Ropeway

It’s a famous ropeway to access the Goddess Kali’s ancient temple situated at the peak of the Pavagadh Hill. Ropeway offers panoramic views and a thrilling cable ride. This is well managed and quite safe Ropeway. Ropeway can be accessed via parking, Pavagadh ropeway is about 774 metres (2,539 ft) in length, it is said to be the country’s highest then. It operates mono-cable gondola detachable type lifts. A trip takes 6 minutes, It takes passengers 297 metres (970 ft) above the Pavagadh hill from Manchi Haveli. From there passenger has to climb 250 metres (820 ft) to reach the temple, It has a capacity to carry 1250 passengers per hour but operates at a capacity of 400 passengers per hour. It transports 13 lakh passengers annually.No. of carriers is 10 Carrier capacity of each is 6 passengers.

Pavagadh Ropeway Timings

Pawagadh Ropeway open from 28th June below are Opening Timing And Ticket Price

  • Pavagadh Ropeway Open Time Morning
    • 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Pavagadh Ropeway OpenTime After Noon
    • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Pavagadh Ropeway Open Time Evening
    • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Pavagadh Ropeway Tickets Price    

Visitors have only 2 ways to reach the top of a hill (Goddess Kali’s ancient temple) is by walking or by ropeway, tickets price of the ropeway is INR 150 including GST.

Pavagadh Hill Weather

    to visit pavagadh hills nov to mid-march is the best time as weather is suitable at this time for visitors.

Pavagadh Hill Distance

pavagadh hills are located 55km from baroda city,to reach out there are many local transportation available such as (GSRTC) City Bus n Local vehicles.

How To Reach Pavagadh Temple

By Air
Vadodara Airport is the nearest Airport which is 50 km away.

By Rail
Vadodara Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is 55 km away

By Road
Halol Bus stand is the nearest Bus stand which is 7 km away.


  • Yogesh Saraf

    Can you please tell us if Ropeway is available up to Temple of Maa Kali from bottom of hill?
    Ropeway charge for a Child of 6 years..Is it Full or Half the normal?

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