Gujarat is home to many beautiful tourist attractions that have such historical anecdotes attached to them. From secluded beaches in close proximity to serene hill stations, this state houses stunning places to explore. And when in Gujarat, visiting the iconic Shri Mahakali Temple is a must. This centuries-old temple is visited by thousands every day and now you can explore it virtually with Curly Tales. So just sit back, relax, and watch the magnificence of the temple with Curly tales Editor-In-Chief Kamiya Jani.
Kamiya Jani Visits The Shri Mahakali Temple In Pavagadh
Built long back during the 10th or 11th centuries, this thousand-year-old temple is one of the most iconic places in India. Standing tall at an elevation of 800m on the Pavagadh hill, this temple is visited by thousands of devotees to experience the glory and divinity. The beauty of Pavagadh hill station and the magnificence of this temple makes this place a must-visit in the state.
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Did you know that Shri Mahakali temple is Gujarat’s oldest temple and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India? Back in the 15th century, the top of the temple was destroyed to build a dargah. For over 500 years, the traditional flag did not hoist on the temple. In June 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled a traditional flag on the temple and the flag was hoisted after more than 5 centuries.
How To Reach The Mandir:
Pavagadh hill station is nestled about 46 km from Vadodara. And this is where you will find the temple. Reaching here is a beautiful experience as you need to cover a huge distance surrounded by verdant greenery. You can either walk on the stairs for almost an hour or simply hop on the cable car and enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings. Well, the journey doesn’t here. You need to climb around 300 stairs to reach the top.
To witness the grandeur of Gujarat’s Shri Mahakali temple, visiting here is a must. Till then, enjoy the virtual experience of exploring the temple. We are sure you will feel magical by its beauty.
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