Saturday, April 19, 2014

Champaner in Gujarat is an Architectural marvel

Jama Masjid,Champaner
About 47 kms from Vadodara in Gujarat is a not so well-known city by the name of Champaner. I am not certain why this city is not as well-known as the other cities in Gujarat considering that this city used to be the capital of Gujarat for a brief period of time. And the best thing about Champaner is the architectural wonders that it houses. It is really strange that not many of us know about it!

You can find more information about Champaner here. I am posting some pictures of the Jama Masjid. This masjid was built by Sultan Begada. It is perhaps among one of the best architectural structures in Gujarat.

Photo credits-Soma Jha

Jama Masjid
Inside Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
Work on the walls
of Jama Masjid

Intricate work

Intricate work
in the Jama Masjid
Exquisite work

Chanpaner, Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid
at Chmapaner


VJ Sharma said...

Nice post with beautiful photographs ! Would have loved bigger sized photographs.

2 days back, it was World heritage Day and I also shared some of the architectural marvels from various parts of our country.

Ranjana Jha said...

@VJ Sharma; Thank you so much!
I will try to post bigger pictures, the only trouble is the page becomes very heavy:(

And I like your blog posts!
Will go back for more.