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It was to be a very long day, a Wednesday, so we departed the hotel in Ahmadabad at 08:00 hours for Dabhoi and Champaner. The journey south would cover 150 kilometres, of which about 100 kms would be via the new four-lane expressway that runs to Vadodara. From there it was the usual state road, more heavily travelled, that reaches the small, historical walled town of Dabhoi, population 55,000. I have always been fascinated by forts and castles. The Vadodari Gate furnishes access to the town from the west. Midmorning, some restoration activity was already underway. This view is from inside of the town walls.

While the town was established in the early 6th century AD, its fortifications are attributed to the Solanki King Siddhraj Jaysinh (r. 1094 - 1143 AD).

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-13 3:53
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