The town of Patan will set you in a time warp. The city is shielded by the fort walls and gates, which prevents the ancestral aura and old-world charm from escaping. From medieval forts to an ancient Kali Temple built in the Solanki Dynasty, this settlement is bound to take you through the bygone eras. Ran ki Vav or the Queen’s stepwell, is built on the banks of River Saraswati and has the unique most architectural attributes. The intricate geometric constructions with definite patterns leading down gradually are the hallmark of these stepwells. Spotless Jain Temples and numerous talavs or lakes are responsible for enhancing the glamour of this town. The Hemchandracharya Jain Gyan Library is the source of a large collection of ancient Hindu and Jain texts and scripts, perfect for those who are interested in a deeper understanding of Indian culture. If you head towards the newer parts of the town, you will encounter the lively marketplaces. For those who aren’t aware of it, the recent trend of Patola saree has its genesis in the humble town of Patan. You can opt to stay at Hotel Tulsi or Jai Kishan Guest House.
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