Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He named the city "Anhilpur Patan" or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil Gadariya.

Patan is known for Rani ki Vav, an intricately constructed step-well, built as a memorial to an 11th century AD King Bhimdev-I and now a UNESCO's World Heritage Site. The patola sari of Patan, one of the finest hand-woven sarees famous for extremely its delicate patterns woven with great precision and clarity, is another major tourist attraction.

Besides, there are many other attractions including forts, talavs (lakes) and places of worship.

Tourist Places

Rani ki Vav, Patan

Sahasralinga Talav, Patan

Rudra Mahalaya, Sidhpur

Bindu Sarovar, Sidhpur

Shankheshwar Jain Temple


Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (123 km from Patan Railway Station)
Patan Railway Station
GSRTC Bus Stand, Patan (16 km from Patan Railway Station)
Local Cabs Available


Agrawal Hospitals
Patan Janta Hospital
Gayatri Surgical Hospital
GMERS medical College
Flip Spa
Patanjali Chikitsalay

Shop & Eat

Madhvi handicraft
Masru handicraft
Ambica Jewellers
Gurukrupa Gold Palace
Alankar Jewellers
Ajnabi Garments
The Arvind Store
Patola of Patan
Bansi Kthiyawadi
Hotel Navjivan
La pizzeria