November 14, 2015

Patan

Site Name: Patan
Site Type: Historical, Monuments
Location:  Gujarat state, India
Highlights: The popular Rani Ni Nav is located here
Nearest Railway Station: Patan
Nearest Airport: Ahmedabad, at a distance of 110 kms
How to reach: Well connected by road from Ahmedabad
Hotel: Very limited options
Restaurants: Very limited options

Patan is a historical place located at a distance of about 110 kms from Ahmedabad in Gujarat state of India. Let me briefly talk about Patan in this article. As I visited the place many years ago, I do not have digital photographs of the site. Also, I am unable to provide detailed description of the city. Hence, this article from mine will be unusually brief.

History:

Patan is a historical town. It was founded by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent King of the Chavda dynasty in 745 CE. He named the city as Anhilwad Patan after his Prime Minister Anhil. 

Sahasra Linga Talav:

Sahasra Linga Talav is an artificial water tank which is architecturally important monument. It was built by the Chalukya ruler Siddharaja Jain Singh in the 12th century CE. It is in a ruined state now.

Rani Ni Nav:

Rani Ni Nav is the most beautiful and popular place in Patan. This beautiful place is a step well with full of extraordinary sculptures. It was built by Udaymati in memory of her husband, Bhimdev I Solanki in the 11th century CE. As the Queen built this step well, it is called as Rani Ni Nav which means 'Queen's step-well'.

Happy travelling.


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