Patan Tourist Guide

Patan Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Location: Gujrat,India -384265
  • Altitude: 76 m
  • Longitude: 23.8493° N
  • Latitude: 23.8493° N
  • Nearest Airport: Ahmedabad
  • Nearest Train Station: Ahmedabad

Patan Tourist Guide

Patan Overview

Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. 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.

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Why you must visit Patan

Patan is a ancient city of Gujrat where mediaval times get occurred and here you can find monuments & arthological inspiration. The modern town of Patan later sprung up near the ruins of Anhilwara. During 1304 to 1411, first Patan was the Suba headquarter of Delhi Sultanate and capital city of the Gujarat Sultanate after the collapse of the Delhi Sultanate at the end of the 14th century. A new fort was built by these Subas, a large portion of which (along with a few of the gates) is still intact. If you want to visit and get knowledge about patan history then visit and enjoy your holiday and get full experience of patan Gujrat.

Best time to visit Patan

The best time to visit Patan is between October and March when the weather is pleasant enough to explore the rich cultural heritage of this ancient fortified town. The weather is the most favorable during this period to explore the ancient city.

Places to visit in Patan

Rani ki Vav: Rani ka Vav or 'Queen's Stepwell' is a unique step well located in the small town of Gujarat called Patan. Located on the banks of River Saraswati, it is not only a distinctive form of water resource and storage system but also represents a unique craftsmanship.

Sahastralinga Talav: The Sahastralinga Talav (lake) occupies the north-western part of the historical city of Patan. It is on the left bank of river Saraswati. The 'talav' is reputed to have been built by Siddharaja Jaisinh, the Chalukyan ruler of Gujarat. An inscription found in the Shiva Temple in Vyala Kua Street of Patan indicates that the lake was part of a much larger work.  t is said that due a curse by a beautiful woman from the tank diggers community, the king died without a heir and the tank remains devoid of water ever since. It is said that there existed a lot of shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses by the side of the tank,

Ambaji Temple: Ambaji temple is situated at Ambaji town, in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat. The temple, the holy the seat of Ambe Mata - the Mother Goddess, is a popular pilgrim place for Hindus. People of Gujarat take the name of the Goddess in high regard.

Hemachandracharya Gyan Mandir: Hemachandracharya was a renowned and great scholar and grammarian. The Gyan Mandir contains around twenty-five thousand ancient manuscripts of Sanskrit and Prakrit, due to which, Patan became a seat for Sanskrit and Prakrit learning. Previously known as the North Gujarat University in 1986, Hemchandracharya Gyan Mandir has its roots in the ancient indigenous tradition of learning.

Jain Temples: Patan contains more than a hundred Jain temples built in the Solanki era. One of the largest temples is the Panchasara Parshvanath Jain Derasar, with refined stone carvings and white marble floors, a depiction of the vast Jain architecture. All Jain temples were previously carved in wood, but the builder Uda Mehta declared that all temples be built in stone. It is famous jain temples to visit and enjoy your holidays

How to reach Patan

By Flight: If you can reach patan in easy way so Ahmedabad airport is nearest to Patan, it is 125 km far from Patan and it takes 3 Hours to reach patan from Ahmedabad. It is best option to take bus or taxi from Ahmedabad to reach Patan

By Train:  Patan is on the Western Railway network and is well-linked with the rest of the country. The express and local trains Express provide convenient daily connections to Patan from Ahmedabad.   It has frequent local trains running from neighbor cities.

Food to eat in Patan

The people of Gujarat are very friendly and more often than not open their homes for their visitors. So enjoy their hospitality as you savour traditional Gujarati food cooked by the locals.  Patan are restricted to various vegetarian dhabas where you will be served sandwiches, vada-paav and dabeli (burger stuffed with some sweet-sour chutney and peanuts). 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.

Culture of Patan

Patan is commonly follow Gujarati culture and Gujrati se said to be Gujarti language is spoken in patan to know the culture of Patan. It is humble regarded to Gujarti culture.

What to buy in Patan

Patan is famous to buy patola sari which is made only in patan which is very famous to buy from here. Most of the  famous Pure silk is imported from China, Korea or Brazil and the silk strands being thinner than human hair, eight of them are woven together to form a single thread. The threads are then arranged to form the series of warps and wefts that would be woven to make the fabric.