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Patan: Enjoy The Rich Historical & Architectural Monuments!



Patan Enjoy The Rich Historical & Architectural Monuments!

Gujarat also called the ‘Jewel of Western India’ is an Indian state along the western coast. Patan is one of the state’s charming towns in this state having a lot of interesting places that are worth your visit.

Gujarat, India’s Patan is situated alongside the ancient Saraswati River. It has served as Gujarat’s capital for more than 650 years. It is a religious or spiritual city, and the residents firmly believe that the town’s survival and the happiness and growth of its residents are due to their Kuldevi and her presence. 

This stunning location, Patan, is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, old temples with a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, and other heritage monuments that provide you with a life-changing experience.

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Best Places To Visit In Patan

You can look through the list of the best places to visit in Patan to learn about the best things to do in the area. So, the next time you’re in Patan, choose one of the places listed below to visit for unforgettable trip memories.

Rani ki Vav

Rani ki Vav, also known as the Queen’s Stepwell, is basically made as a type of water storage system on the banks of river Saraswati in Patan, Gujarat. It is believed to be the grandest stepwell in this Indian state built in memory of Rani Udayamati’s husband during the Solanki dynasty.

Rani ki Vav

This is an ancient 900-year-old structure that is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. This place represents the spectacular Maru-Gurjara architecture.

The entry charges for this place are INR Rs. 40 for Indian citizens and INR Rs. 600 for foreigners. This place is open from 8 a.m. in the morning to 6 p.m. in the evening on daily basis. 

Modhera Sun Temple

The ancient Modhera Sun Temple is situated in the Modhera village of Patan. From the name, one can understand that it is dedicated to Lord Sun. This temple was built by Raja Bhimdev I during the Solanki dynasty around 1026 AD.

Modhera Sun Temple

The famous Modhera Dance Festival held every year in the month of January is a perfect time for visiting this place. This place is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Patan City Museum

Patan City Museum, close to Patan Patola Heritage Museum, is one of the most renowned museums in Patan that was formed in the year 2010. The main objective of building this museum is to acquaint the lesser-known cultural heritage of the Patan region.

  • Patan City Museum
  • Patan City Museum

The museum’s primary exhibits are numerous sculptures made of marble and sandstone from the ancient and medieval eras.

The entry charge of the museum for Indians is Rs. 5 where Rs. 50 for foreigners. You can explore this beautiful museum from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except on Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 

Sahastralinga Talav

Sahastralinga Talav, originally known as Durlabh Sarovar is located in the northwestern region on the banks of river Sarasvati in Patan, Gujarat, India. It is a medieval artificial water storage tank that was built in the late 11th century by the Chalukyan (Solanki) King Durlabh Raj.

Sahastralinga Talav

For a better understanding of the history of this place, it is advised to read the tourism boards and stories of the locals about the talav. This place is a Monument of National Importance protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Khan Sarovar

Khan Sarovar is a water reservoir located in the southern part of Gujarat. It was built from ruined structures using stones by the then-governor of Gujarat between the years 1886 and 1890 named Khan Mirza Aziz Kokah.

Khan Sarovar

It is a massive square-shaped water tank with dimensions of 1228 by 1273 feet. There is also a park along with this Sarovar to have a peaceful and beautiful time with friends and family. This place is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for visitors.

Bindu Sarovar

Bindu Sarovar, also known as Matru Gaya Kshetra is located in the center of the Siddhpur area of Patan town in Gujarat. It is believed according to Hindu mythology that Lord Mahavishnu’s tears fell in the water of this beautiful lake due to which this Sarovar is considered one of the holy places in Gujarat.

Bindu Sarovar

Bindu Sarovar is one of the five Hindu sacred theerthas known as Pancha Sarovar. It is the location where Sage Kardhama performed severe punishment for 10000 divine years in order to see Lord Vishnu.

Patan Patola Heritage Museum

Patan Patola Heritage Museum is a small yet private kind of museum taken care of by the award-winning Salvi family. It has an area spread over 3000 square feet with three floors and opened in 2014.

Patan Patola Heritage Museum

This place documents the Patola history including the Patola silk weaving, dyeing, and tying techniques. This location’s entrance fee is Rs. 10, and its open hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Panchsara Parshwanath Jain Temple

Located in the middle of Patan town is another important religious site named Panchsara Parshwanath Jain Temple. It is a huge temple with dimensions of 180 feet high and 190 feet wide. Panchsara temple was built under the rule of Vanraj Chavda in 746 CE.

Panchsara Parshwanath Jain Temple

This place has a lot of valuable manuscripts for the Jain people. This temple is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with no entry charge. 

Shankeshwar Jain Temple

Shankeshwar Jain Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Gujarat. It is situated in the middle of Shanskeshwar town in the Patan district of Gujarat, India. This temple was built by a king named Sajjan Shah in 1098 CE.

This temple was built to dedicate it to Lord Parshwanath which makes it a famous spot for Jain devotees.

Shankeshwar Jain Temple

This temple opens early in the morning at 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. A history lover must visit this place once in their lifetime to re-live the moments they have studied only in history books. 

Best Time To Visit Patan

The beautiful town of Gujarat i.e., Patan has a humid subtropical kind of weather throughout the year. So, the best time to visit here is in the winter season. The months of October, November, December, January, February, and March are the ideal time to explore this place.

The minimum and maximum temperatures during these months are 12° and 28° Celsius. The whole of Patan city can be explored in 1 or 2 days. 

How To Reach Patan?

Patan is an ancient historic town located on the River Saraswati banks in Gujarat, India. This ancient beautiful city is well-connected with major parts of the country. So, this place can be reached via various modes of transportation such as roadways, airways, or railways.

By Airways: Doesn’t have an airport of its own. So, for reaching Patan one has to opt for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (connected with domestic as well as international countries) in Ahmedabad which is approximately 130 km far away from Patan, Gujarat.

From the airport, it will take around 3 hours to reach the beautiful town of Patan. One can choose a bus or a taxi from the airport to reach the desired location.

By Railways: Patan lies on the Indian railway’s western network. It is well-linked with major parts of the country but doesn’t have regular trains to this place. It doesn’t have its own railway station. One has to opt for the nearest railway station i.e., Kalol Railway Station which is around 75 km away from Patan. After reaching the railway station, you can take a bus or a taxi to your desired destination. 

By Roadways: Patan has a good road network through national and state highways. The Gujarat State Road Transportation Corporation (GSRTC) takes care of the road connectivity of Patan with various neighboring cities and major states of India.

There are a lot of public and private bus service operators giving comfortable bus services to and from this place. You can also opt for your own private vehicle for a road trip to this place.


Patan, previously known as ‘Anhilpur Patan’, is the ancient capital of the Gujarat state of India and is popular for its golden history, sculptures of monuments, handicrafts, and patola sarees. Don’t forget to buy patola sarees from your Patan trip for your loved ones. Devda also called Galefa is the most popular sweet dish of Patan which you should not miss. Also, don’t miss the traditional Gujarati culture and cuisines during your Patan trip with friends and family.

So, if you are searching for a place that feels like a paradise for history or nature lovers and relaxes your whole mind and body then definitely Patan is the best place for you. So, don’t put it off any longer and plan a trip to this beautiful city of Gujarat with your friends and family!!!

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Ruchika is a “hodophile” who is always on the road. The wanderlust in her often pours out in brilliantly written features and travelogs. When she’s not writing for People Places, you’ll find her in the most obscure of travel destinations, exploring unknown vistas and clicking images in her mind for her next write-up.

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