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"Rani Ki Vav - UNESCO World Heritage Site"

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Home to Rani Ka Vav, the latest Indian entrant to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Patan is a treasure trove of architectural gems and ancient temples that has a history dating back to the medieval period. Situated in Gujarat, this place is located at the banks of what are the remains of ancient Saraswati river.

Having been the capital of the state for as many as 650 years in the medieval period, Patan has a lot of historical value and has been a part of the research of archaeologists in the past. Just as it has temples, it also has Dargah and Jain temples. Patan is a spiritual city and strongly believes that it is their Kuldevi and her presence that has kept the town intact and its people happy and growing.

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Rani ka Vav Festival

Rani ka Vav translates into "the Queen's stepwell". The Rani Ki Vav festival is proposed to be held in the month of December or January every year. The major attractions of the festival are-
1. Exhibition of local arts and craft.
2. Cultural programmes comprising of music and dance.
3. Setting up of the street market.
4. An exquisite food festival

The beautiful Patola saris

India is known for its rich and ancient heritage in textiles all around the globe. Patola (double Ikat) from Patan glorifies this heritage. It has its origin in a very intricate and difficult technique of tie dyeing and knot dyeing known as "Bandhani". The sari has no reverse side; both the sides have equal intensity and design. It has gorgeous colours, designs and durability and is one of a kind. It mostly starts from 20,000 and goes up to several lakhs depending on the work done and thread used.

Restaurants and Local Food in Patan

Apart from local Gujarati snacks like Thepla, Dhokla, Bhajiyo, Khandvi, Pani puri, there are a lot of dishes which serve as the staple diet of the state. Gujarati menu has a huge list of options in extreme variety.
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Suggested Itinerary for Patan

Patan is known for two things, Rani ki Vav (Queen's step well) and Patola sarees. Go, visit the Patola saree making unit and see how it is made. Don't miss out on these two during your visit to Patan. If time permits, visit temples, as they also have marvellous and inspiring architecture apart from their religious values.

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How to Reach Patan

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Patan can be accessed via roadways, railways and airways. The Sardar Vallabhbhai International  Airport in Ahmedabad is the nearest airport. Located about 130 km away, a 2.5 to 3-hour drive would cover this distance.

Patan hosts a railway station of its own. Situated in the Chamundi Society area, the Patan Railway Station is approximately 2 km from the city centre and can be reached with a 20-minute walk. 

Patan also houses several bus stations, and can be easily reached through a bus ride. Two prominent bus stops are the ones at Bhagawathi Nagar and Krishna Nagar.

How to reach Patan by flight

Ahmedabad has the nearest airport, around 100 km away. There are daily flights connecting Delhi to Ahmedabad provided by all the major airlines like indigo, SpiceJet, Air India with fares starting from 1650 rupees. Patan is around 100 km from Ahmedabad and is connected via roads and railways.

How to reach Patan by road

Patan is connected to the rest of the nation via national and state highways. It is 100 km away from Ahmedabad. It takes 2 hrs, 50 mins to travel, via NH 947 and GJ SH 18. You can either hire a taxi or take a bus from Ahmedabad to Patan. The road is in decent condition.

How to reach Patan by train

It is connected to metro cities and also there are frequent local trains running from the neighbouring cities. There are 5 trains connecting Ahmedabad to Patan. There are trains plying all 7 days a week. One train terminates at Patan and takes 3 hrs to reach. Ahmedabad is connected by train to all the metro cities,

Local transport in Patan

Shared autos, jeeps, cabs and buses are available to the tourists to travel within the city. If you have fixed number of days in hand and don't want to miss out on anything, book a cab that'd stay with you for the entire day and follow an itinerary to show you around.

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Patan, Gujarat
Rani Ki Vav is a 1000 Year-Old Step Well
Brilliantly Carved Nymphs from the walls of the Rani ki Vav
Sacred Hindu Temple in Patan, Gujarat

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FAQs on Patan

What is famous about Patan?

It is a beautiful place and can be visited any time of the year. It has one of the most beautiful step-well of India and vibrant Patola saris that will leave you mesmerised.

What is not so good about Patan?

Offbeat, no proper road access.

Who should visit Patan?

Patan is a great place to visit for people who love ancient Indian history, both for Indians as well as foreigners. It is an amazing place to shop for indigenous Patola saris. Patan is said to be the home of Patola artists.

What is the best time to visit Patan?

The best time to visit Patan is from October to April. The Rani ka vav festival is held in the month of January and December and is a delightful sight.
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What is the local food in Patan?

Apart from local Gujarati snacks like Thepla, Dhokla, Bhajiyo, Khandvi, Pani puri, there are a lot of dishes which serve as the staple diet of the state. Gujarati menu has a huge list of options in extreme variety.
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What is the best way to reach Patan?

Ahmedabad has the nearest airport, around 100 km away, and from here Patan can be reached either by rail or by road. Gandhinagar is another place from where you can start your journey to Patan.
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How much does a package cost for Patan?

The packages for Patan start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Patan?

The top places near to Patan are Udaipur which is 177 km from Patan, Danta ambaji which is located 56 km from Patan, Mount abu which is located 101 km from Patan, Palanpur which is located 47 km from Patan, Ahmedabad which is located 100 km from Patan

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Rohit Shroff

6 years ago
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you. If planning to buy a Patola Saree, make it a point to compare prices and check the geniuses (Read More) of the fabric.
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