Rani Ka Vav, the latest Indian entrant to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated here, making Patan one of the newest tourist hubs in India.
As the royal entrance gates open into a city comfortably residing within the huge walls that surround it, you will be welcomed by the ancient yet young and warm city of Patan. Having been the capital of the state for as many as 650 years in the medieval period, Patan and its people have a very positive approach towards learning and growth. This is where a lot of crucial political decisions were taken in the past, a number of extremely furious battles were fought. This city has seen it all, the beauty it is, it smiles at its visitors and welcomes them so warmly that it feels like home. 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 believes in the power of the almighty, it strongly believes that it is their Kuldevi and her presence that has kept the town intact and its people happy and growing.
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.
Patan provides its visitors a whole range of options to choose from. From luxury star hotels to economic accommodation with facilities apt for a comfort stay to guest houses with just basic facilities. Please discuss your needs and requirements and negotiate the charges before finally reserving your accommodation.
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.
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 marvelous and inspiring architecture apart from their religious values.
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 of the fabric.