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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 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.
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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.
Offbeat, no proper road access.
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.
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. (Read More)