Kevra Masjid

The mosque is part of the UNESCO heritage due to its ruins classification. It is also reputed for being a part of the Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat. It is considered as the biggest historic building that caters to the Muslim community.

The Kevra Masjid is a significant tourist landmark in India for its rich history and fine architecture. It has narrow stairs and is big in structure. It is also situated amongst ample greenery which makes it a rare mosque all around the world. The act of nature blended with Islamic creations is a rare combination. The masjid also has its own mausoleum which makes it more popular. The masjid is famous for its carved mehrabs which show fine example of ancient geometry.

History

The Kevra Masjid was built in the 15th year using simple rubble of masonry. It is the simple material of its core building that makes it a must visit tour site in Gujarat.
The Kevra Masjid is spread over an extension in the secluded part of old town Champaner. It is a famous travel location in Gujarat for its ancient connections and unique structure. It is still adequately in shape though classified as ruins due to which it attracts huge crowd. It is an ideal compilation of periodic Hindu Muslim mixture of construction with semi-circular domes and minarets.
There is also a tank that is used before one offers their prayers. The entire architecture is full of arched windows and its big prayer hall is a mentionable element of its built. The columns that support the mosque is also fine example of art meeting architecture. The ancient Hindu Muslim style of making large monuments is also very attractive to visualize. The surrounding nature also adds up to the spiritual essence of the century old masjid.

Where is it located?

The Kevra Masjid is located in the historic town of Champaner in the district of Panchmahal in the Indian state of Gujarat. The historic city of Champaner can be best visited from Vadodara which is 47 kilometers away. Buses and private cars can be hired to reach the city which is densely populated. Ahmedabad is 150 kilometers away from Champaner and can be reached by railways. Vadodara is the closest airport which is equipped with connecting flights to many cities of the country.

Ideal Visiting Time

The mosque can be visited anytime of the year as it is always open to public.

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