One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan

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10th Jan 2020
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Day 1

The Sun temple at Modhera is located just 86km from Ahmedabad. Takes less than two hours to reach there.

Narmada canal on the way

Photo of Sun temple Garden, Modhera, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

The temple in itself is beautiful, but what adds to the place is the stepwell in front. The entire temple complex has multiple well manicured lawns to sit and relax in and walk around as you wish.

Just sit by the stepwell

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The temple, with the most beautiful carved walls

Photo of One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan by antara banerji

Just an idea of the size of the stepwell

Photo of One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan by antara banerji
Photo of One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan by antara banerji
Photo of One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan by antara banerji

Green water of the stepwell

Photo of One day trip from Ahmedabad. Sun Temple and Patan by antara banerji

Next we headed off to Patan. Patan is just 35km (45min drive) from Modhera. There are three  to four main things to do there.
The first, and biggest attraction there is definitely Rani Ki Vav and justifiably so. The size of the well hits you only when you are up close.
The ASI has ensured the entire area around the Vav is very well maintained. Beautiful lawns to walk around and sit in.

The queen of Stepwells

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

The most amazing carvings all around

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

Can you count the 7 levels !!

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

It seems like it's never ending as you keep moving down the steps.

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

Just 5 minutes away from Rani Ki Vav . Not as well maintained and kept as the former, it is still worth checking out. Just walk around the ruins to get an idea of how it must have been a long time ago.
Also watch out for the monkeys in this area.

Photo of Sahastra Ling Lake, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

Patan is of famous for the Patola sari's , and no trip here is complete without a visit to the Patola Heritage House. The owners are extremely helpful and more than willing to give a guided tour of patola sari making process.
Makes one marvel at the amount of work going into making these beautiful sari's.

The way back to Ahmedabad doesn't take more than 2.5 hours.

Kathiyawadi Thali

Photo of Patan Patola Heritage, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by antara banerji

Lots of good highway eating options all along the way.
This is a quick trip, can be completed in a day and you will still be back in Ahmedabad by evening.