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Gujarat

We operate two ropeway services in the state of Gujarat, the Mahakalika temple, Pavagadh and the Ma Ambaji Temple at Abu Road

Kalidevi Ropeway, Gujarat, India

Mahakalika temple, Pavagadh is one of the biggest pilgrimage destinations, in the dynamic state of Gujarat, that appeal to leisure tourists too. Millions of visitor throng this temple throughout the year. It is a famous Hindu  and  Muslim  pilgrim centre, located at Pavagadh in Panchmahal District of Gujarat. Situated amidst dense forests, the temple is considered to be one of the 51 ‘Shakti Peethas’ according to the Hindu mythology. Legends have it that, the right toe of Goddess Sati, fell here. The holy complex is divided into two parts with the idol of Goddess Kali on the ground floor; and a Mazaar (tomb) of a Muslim Peer is seen on the top part of the shrine.

 

Technical Details

Parameter:                      KALIDEVI

In service since (Year):    2005 (Refurbished)

Ropeway Type:                 Monocable Detachable Grip

Capacity (PPH):                 1350

Speed (m/s):                     3.5

Vertical Rise  (Meter):      297

Length (Meter):                 763

Type of Cabin / Chair:      Enclosed, 6 Seater Cabin

No. of cabin / chair:          36

Hauling Rope dia (mm):    32

No. of Tower:                     12

Redundancies

There are 4 levels of Redundancies available –

  1. Diesel Generator Set – To be used in case of Grid Power failure
  2. Emergency Rescue Motor Drive – To be used in case of Main Drive Controller Failure , when Grid Power or Diesel Generator Power is available
  3. Emergency Rescue Diesel Engine Drive – To be used in case of Grid Power and Diesel Generator Power failure
  4. Manual Rescue System (with  trained manpower) –   To be used in case of Grid Power, Diesel Generator, Emergency Rescue Motor drive and Emergency Rescue Engine drive Failure
Operation and Maintenance Team
  1. Five  Mechanical Engineers with cumulative experience of more than 55 years in ropeway operation and maintenance.
  2. Three  Electrical Engineer with cumulative experience of more than  14 years in ropeway operation and maintenance.
  3. Fourteen Maintenance staff with cumulative experience of more than 157 years in ropeway operation and maintenance.
Connectivity
  • Vadodra Railway Station to Kalidevi Ropeway (Pavagarh) – 45 Km
  • Halol Bus Stand to Kalidevi Ropeway (Pavagarh) – 13 Km
  • Ahmedabad to Kalidevi Ropeway (Pavagarh) – 135 Km
Timings

6.00 AM to 6:45 PM

How to Contact

Address:
Pavagarh, Panchmahal,
Guajarat
Ph:02676 – 245649, 245650

Other Relevant Details

Ticket Tariff:

  • Normal Ticket – Rs 98 (To & Fro)
  • One way ticket – Rs 65 (For Downward journey)
  • Concession Ticket – Rs 65 (For physically handicapped & war widows)
  • Combined Ticket – Rs 178 (Ropeway ride of both Ambaji Ropeway and Kalidevi Ropeways)

Note – Children less than 110 cm height are free.

 Amenities: 

  • Cafeteria
  • Toilets
  • Gardens
  • Purified drinking water
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Children’s play area
  • Photography points
  • Family store
  • Waiting hall and resting area

 

Places of Interest Around Kalidevi Ropeway

Champaner – Pavagarh (45Km from Vadodra)

Many great cities of antiquity around the world, were the centre of their civilization for centuries, only to be lost to the ages, and then rediscovered centuries or millennia later, reduced to rubble and ruins, with only the largest structures still standing, and the rest mere shadows.

Champaner is such a place. Here you can find an old palace, fort, several mosques, but also walk the ancient streets just as its inhabitants did five centuries ago.  Champaner was an out-of-the-way pilgrimage site for hundreds of years, became the capital of Gujarat, and was then abandoned to be overtaken by the jungle. The city rose and fell almost as fast as the modern stock market, but left behind far more aesthetic remains.  The city is remarkably well-preserved, with thousand years old Hindu & Jain temples; and mosques from the times of Gujarat Sultanate. The workings of a well-planned capital city is still in evidence, from granaries and fortifications to step wells and cemeteries.  Champaner became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004

Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary (70 Km from Vadodra, 20Km from Kalidevi Ropeway)

An easy destination to combine with a visit to Champaner is the Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a mere 20 km away. Full of forests of teak and mahuda trees, bamboo, and other lush vegetation, Jambughoda is home to large populations of many kinds of wildlife. The leopard at the top of the food chain is the primary predator, and its numbers have been increasing recently. Other large wildlife include the wild boar, nilgai (blue bull, the largest antelope in Asia), jackal, hyena, barking deer, sloth bear, and chausingha (four-horned antelope).

Before independence, the region belonged to the princely state of Jambughoda. The valleys that have nestled in the well-forested hills, have always been home to many tribal settlements. There are many places to hike through the forests in the sanctuary, thus making it is a marvelous camping site.  For those inexperienced at camping, a forest rest house is available beside the Kada reservoir, one of the two reservoirs in the sanctuary.

Pavagarh Fort and Early Temples (2 Km from Kalidevi Ropeway)

The earliest part of the Champaner compound, the Pavagarh fort was an important fortress of the Solanki kingdom. The walls of the fort are still standing in parts, as are parts of the earliest known Hindu temple, a Lakulisa temple dating back to the 10th or 11th century.  Other Hindu and Jain temples dating back to the 13th-15th centuries, are of the Nagara style.

Nearby hotels / accommodation

  • Hotel Chapaner, Manchi – 0281-2473466, 09824030645; 09574855500
  • Hotel Heritage – 02676 320955, 081280 68252
  • Hotel Sarvottam – 02676 247223 / 224, 08511099223 / 224

Ambaji Ropeway, Gujarat, India

Ma Ambaji Temple is one of the richest and sacred temples in Gujarat. It attracts millions of pilgrims from Gujarat and neighbouring Rajasthan state every year. According to Hindu mythology, Maa Ambaji temple is one of the 51 “Shaktipeethas”, where it is believed that the heart of Goddess Sati fell, and is considered to be the source of supreme power of cosmic energy of the Universe. In order to give a boost to Pilgrimage in Ambaji, a Ropeway was installed till the top of Gabbar Hills encouraging more and more pilgrims to visit the Gabbar Hills to conveniently enjoy the beauty and holiness of the sacred Hill. 

 

Technical Details

Parameter:                     AMBAJI

In service since (Year):   1998

Ropeway Type:                Monocable Detachable Grip

Capacity (PPH):                720

Speed (m/s):                   2.75

Vertical Rise  (Meter):     138

Length (Meter):                363

Type of Cabin / Chair:      Semi enclosed, 4 Seater Cabin

No. of cabin / chair:          18

Hauling Rope dia (mm):    36

No. of Tower:                      1

Redundancies

There are 4 levels of Redundancies available –

  1. Diesel Generator Set – To be used in case of Grid Power failure
  2. Emergency Rescue Motor Drive – To be used in case of Main Drive Controller Failure , when Grid Power or Diesel Generator Power is available
  3. Emergency Rescue Diesel Engine Drive – To be used in case of Grid Power and Diesel Generator Power failure
  4. Manual Rescue System (with trained manpower) –   To be used in case of Grid Power, Diesel Generator, Emergency Rescue Motor drive and Emergency Rescue Engine drive Failure
Operation and Maintenance Team
  1. Four Mechanical Engineers with cumulative experience of over37 years in ropeway operation and maintenance.
  2. Three Electrical Engineer with cumulative experience of over 14 years in  ropeway operation and maintenance.
  3. Fourteen Maintenance staff with cumulative experience of over117 years in  ropeway operation and maintenance.
Connectivity

  • Vadodra Railway Station to Ambajii Ropeway (Gabbar Hill) – 300 Km
  • Abu Road (Bus  / Railway Station) to Ambajii Ropeway (Gabbar Hill) – 25 Km
  • Vadodra Air Port to Kalidevi Ropeway (Pavagarh) – 45 Km
  • Ahmedabad (Air Port /  Bus Stand) to Ambajii Ropeway (Gabbar Hill) – 180 Km
Timings

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

How to Contact

Address:

Ambaji, Gabbar Hill,
Gujarat
Ph: 02749 – 262726, 296300

Other Relevant Details

What are the Ticket Rates?

  •  Normal Ticket – Rs 80 (To & Fro)
  • One way ticket – Rs 50 (For Downward journey)
  • Concession Ticket – Rs 50  (For physically handicapped & war widows)
  • Combined Ticket – Rs 178 ((Ropeway ride of both Ambaji Ropeways and Kalidevi Ropeways)
  •  Note – Children less than 110 cm height are free.

 What Facilities and Amenities are Available?

  • Cafeteria
  • Toilets
  • Gardens
  • Purified drinking water
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Children’s play area
  • Photography points
  • Family store
  • Waiting hall and resting area

Places of Interest Around Ambaji Ropeway

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15Km from Ambaji, 178 Km from Ahmedabad)

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district. Declared as  Wildlife Sanctuary in May 1978, this 180.66 Sq Km forest tract, of Jessore hill and adjoining areas is endowed with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This area acts as a buffer and separates the desert ecosystem from the dry deciduous type of ecosystem. The tree clad terrain helps in arresting the process of desertification and advancement of Thar Desert.

Located in the folds of Arravali hills. Jessore hill is the second highest peak in Gujarat. The sanctuary is known more for the endangered Sloth Bear. The other important fauna species are leopards, Rhesus macaque, Indian civet cat, porcupine, fox, striped, hyena, wild boar, etc. Many rare and endangered species of birds are also found in this sanctuary. The reptiles include snakes, tortoises and lizards of various types. The rarest Indian Python is observed beyond Muni ji ki kutia.

Poshina (18Km from Ambaji)

Poshina takes one back to the simple beauty of traditional village life, populated by a captivating melange of colourful tribal communities of the Garasias, Bhils and the pastoral Rabaris. Poshina is home to a tribal shrine where you find a staggering sight of thousands of terracotta horses standing in rows, as offerings to the local goddess. Nearby villages have similar horses carved in reverence to her divinity. A visit to the homes of the potters who make these striking horses is an excellent glimpse into tribal culture.

Darbargadh Poshina, an ancient palace, is now a welcoming heritage hotel with a massive dome, numerous pillars and arches, a pleasant courtyard, gardens, lawns and terraces, owned by the descendants of the Chalukyas, whose empire spread through much of Gujarat and Central India in the 12th century. Jain sandstone temples of Parshvanath and Neminath and an old Shiva temple are also seen here. Couple of weeks after Holi, Poshina hosts the famous Chitra-Vichitra fair, at the nearby Gunbhakhari village.

Mount Abu (51 Km From Ambaji, 27 Km from Abu Road)

It is the only hill station in Rajasthan, which provides a much needed reprieve from the Desert heat of Rajasthan and neighbouring. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, covering  290 km² of the mountain, was established in 1960. The mountain is also home to several Hindu temples, including the Adhar Devi Temple carved out of solid rock; the Shri Raghunathji Temple; a shrine and temple of Dattatreya built atop the Guru Shikhar peak and a number of Jain temples, including Dilwara Temples, a complex of temples carved out of white marble that was built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. The oldest of these is the Vimal Vasahi temple, built in 1021 AD by Vimal Shah and dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankaras. They include the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412) and the Kantinath Temple (1513). Mount Abu is also the headquarters of Brahma Kumaris.

Nearby hotels / accommodation

  • Hotel Sunrise Palace – 02749 – 262470, 09898750075, 08141750075
  • Hotel Ambaji International – 02749-264540, 09426031588
  • Hotel Ambey Residency 02749-264354, 09974542725
  • Hotel Ambey Residency  – 02749-264354, 09974542725