Welcome to Patan

Patan is famed, far and wide, for its beautiful Patola silk textiles, produced by the torturously laborious double-ikat method. Both the warp (lengthways) and weft (transverse) threads are painstakingly tie-dyed to create the pattern before the weaving process begins. It takes about six months to make one sari, which might cost ₹180,000.

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$896 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 6-Night Golden Triangle and Nepal Tour from Delhi

Day 1: New Delhi - AgraBe picked up from the Delhi airport, your hotel or other location in Delhi or Gurgaon. Then tour Delhi seeing the 11th century Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was an early example of Mughal architecture; Bahai Temple, also known as the Lotus Temple (closed Mondays); and India Gate, a war memorial. Also, you will drive by the Parliament House, the President's Palace and Secretariat buildings. Afterwards, drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at 4-star hotel Four Points Sheraton or similar.Day 2: Agra - Jaipur (B)At sunrise, visit the world famous monument of love, The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, visit the historic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Afternoon transfer to Jaipur. Overnight at 4-star hotel Lemon Tree Premier or similar.Day 3: Jaipur - Delhi (B)After breakfast, proceed to tour the majestic Amber Fort, situated on top of Amber Hill. Later, stop for photos at the Lake Palace (Jal Mahal) and the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Then, visit the Maharaja's City Palace, the royal residence of the former King of Jaipur. After that, visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astronomical observation site from the 18th century, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later in the evening, drive back to Delhi. Overnight at 4-star hotel The Hans or similar.Day 4: Fly Delhi - Kathmandu (B)After breakfast, fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, and be met upon arrival to be transferred to your hotel. Rest or visit the Thamel market on your own. Overnight at 4-star hotel Shankar or similar.Day 5: Kathmandu (B)After breakfast, visit Boudha Nath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace, Kasthamandup. Your last stop is Hanuman Dhoka, or Hanuman Gate. Overnight at 4-star hotel Shankar or similar.Day 6: Kathmandu - Patan - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot (B)After breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Patan - A city of architecture and fine arts. Tour of Bhaktapur city - Kathmandu valleys most medieval city also known as Bhadgaon. Continue to Nagarkot, an excellent spot to view the snowy mountain peaks and spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Overnight at 4-star hotel Club Himalaya or similar.Day 7: Nagarkot - Kathmandu and Fly to Delhi (B)Enjoy the sunrise and the view of the mountains, and after breakfast, you will be driven to Kathmandu airport.*Note: Flight from Delhi - Kathmandu - Delhi is not included in tour price.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Patan Modhera Day Trip from Ahmedabad

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Ahmedabad at 09.00 am and leave to Patan. Patan is an ancient fortified town which 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 shepherd. Historian Tertius Chandler estimates that Anhilwara was the tenth-largest city in the world in the year 1000 with a population of approximately 100,000. You will visit Rani ki vav, a stepwell in Patan that is an excellent example of subterranean architecture Sahastralinga Talav. The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water management and sanctity of water in the Hindu religion. The Khan Sarovar is located just outside the South Gate.Make a stop for lunch where you will get to choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own expense. After lunch continue on to visit Modhera. There you will see The Sun Temple, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. You will see the main hall and shrine all reached through a complex, pillared pavilion with beautiful columns and magnificent carvings decorating it's hall. At the end of your journey at 4:30pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your centrally located hotel in Ahmedabad.

$813 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Gujarat Textile tour

Day 1 : Ahmedabad - Visit Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of textile, Law garden Nightmarket, Shreyas Folk Museum, Ratan Pole textile Market . Night at Ahmadabad. Day 2 : Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera - Bajana Patan - Patola Weaving , Rani Ki Vav - Step well Architecutre, Modhera Sun Temple,  Night at Bajana Day 3 : Bajana - Wadhwan - Bajana Wadhwan for Bandhani Tie & Dye Work  ,Brassware work , Night at Bajana Day 4 : Dhamadka - Bhuj Dhamadka - Ajrakh Block print ,Aina Mahal - Bhuj , Kutch Museum , Prag Mahal -Bhuj. Night At Bhuj Day 5 : Bhuj - Banni Villages Khavda ( embroidery products) Hodka ( Meghwal Community) Nirona ( Rogan Painting)  Night at Bhuj Day 6 : Bhuj - Jamanagar Bhandhani Sarees, Bala Hanuman Temple Night at Jamanagar Day 7 :Jamnagar - Jetpur - Gondal Live Demonstration of Bandhani sarees Naulakha palace. vitage car collection, Night at Gondal Day 8 :Gondal - Ahmedabad - Drop

$968 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Nights 8 Days Golden Triangle of India with Nepal

Day 01: Delhi arrival Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at hotel. Day 02: Delhi – Agra drive (205 Km/ 3 hrs) using expressway After breakfast tour of Delhi visit Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, India Gate and drive past Parliament house, President house and visit Qutub Minar. Later drive to Agra, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Day 03: Agra – Jaipur drive (240 Km/ 5 hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri Early morning visit Taj by sunrise. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Back to hotel for breakfast & visit Agra Fort. Later drive to Jaipur, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri , Day 04: Jaipur After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride to the fort. Stop for photography at Jal Mahal, Palace of Winds better known as Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar (Observatory). Later walled city tour by walk Day 05: Jaipur – Delhi drive (250 Km/ 5 hrs) & Flight to Kathmandu Breakfast at hotel and drive to Delhi, on arrival drop at IGI airport for flight to Kathmandu.  Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. After check in rest or visit Thamel touristy market on own which is just in 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.  Day 06: Full Day Katrhmandu Sightseeing Tour Boudha Nath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple,Swayambhunath temple  & Kathmandu Durbar SquareDay 07:Full Day tour of Patan & Bhaktapur-Nagarkot 2100m  After breakfast , Sightseeing tour of the Patan- A city of architecture and fine arts. Visit Tibetan Handicraft center at Jawalakhel to watch carpet weaving. Bhaktapur city- Kathmandu valleys most medieval city also known as Bhadgaon and was one of the three Kingdoms of Mallas. It is famous for Lion gate, the picture gallery, the Golden gate and palace of 55 windows. Lunch break in Bhaktapur before sightseeing and finally transfer to NAGARKOT  Day 08: Departure Morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain view then after breakfast and drive to international airport for flight to home.

$1305 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Vibrant Gujarat

Day 1 : Arrival at AhmedabadArrival at Ahmedabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the city, take a heritage walk in the old city and walk through the Swminarayan Temple, Old Bazaar and finish at Jama Mosque. Later visit Siddhi Sayyed Mosque & Jain Temple. Overnight.Day 2 : Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera - Dasada (208 Km,5 Hours)Breakfast in Hotel start the day with the visit of Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Continue to Dasada and enroute visit the historical city of Patan and its magnificent step well and the Sun Temple at Modhera. Continue to Dasada. Check in and overnight.Day 3 : Dasada - Bhuj (280 Km,7 Hours)Morning safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, an expanse of salty water and mud. The region is rich in animals like antelopes, wild donkeys, gazelles, desert foxes, pelicans, flamingos, cranes and storks., In the afternoon, transfer to Bhuj. Check in and overnight.Day 4 : Bhuj In the morning, Visit of desert villages inhabited by colourful tribes. These villages are famous for their precious craft activities such as ornaments made by ancient method of metallurgy, lacquered wood and fine embroidery on cloth. Overnight.Day 5 : Bhuj - Rajkot (160 Km, 4 Hours) Transfer to Rajkot,enroute visit a traditional weaving centre. Afternoon visit Gondal Palace and the Swaminarayan Temple. Dinner with an Indian family. Check in and overnight.Day 6 : Rajkot - Junagadh – Sasangir (160 km, 4 Hours) Morning drive to Junagarh, visit the imposing fort and the Buddhist caves with the edict of Ashoka and the Mausoleum of Mahabat Maqbara. Proceed to Sasangir. Visit the village of Siddhi Community. Check in and overnight.Day 7 : Sasangir - Somnath - Diu (150 Km,3 Hours) Morning safari in the Gir National Park, home of now rare Asian lion. Afternoon drive to Diu with a stop for the visit of the famous Somnath temple. An important Hindu pilgrimage center. Arrive at Diu, visit the former Portuguese colony. Enjoy a visit of its colourful Markets, San Paolo church, and old Portuguese fortCheck in and overnight.Day 8 : Diu - Bhavnagar (200 Km,5 Hours)Morning visit the Fish Market in the village of Vanakabra. An experience for life. Afternoon departure for Bhavnagar. Check in and overnight.Day 9 : Bhavnagar- Palitana - Bhavnagar Full day excursion to Palitana, An important Jain pilgrimage centre with 800 temples. These temples are located on the sacred Satrunjaya hill at the height of 2000 metres. Return to the hotel. Overnight.Day 10 : Bhavnagar - Lothal - Ahmedabad Departure for Bhavnagar, along the way stop to visit Lothal, An important archaeological site of Harappa and Mohen Jo Daro civilization which used to serve as a port.proceed to Ahmedabad, Afternoon free for shopping. Later transfer to airport for international departures.

$56 Day Trips & Excursions

Patan and Modhera Sightseeing tour from Ahmedabad

As the tour starts, you will be picked up from the hotel. Then proceed for a day excursion to Patan and Modhera. You will be driven towards Patan, an ancient fortified city established in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda of the Chavda Kingdom. The city is famous for its Patola Weaving. Patola or Double Ikkat from this region of Gujarat glorifies the ancient heritage of India in fine textile. This art of weaving dates back to centuries and lures the connoisseur of fine textiles. This art of weaving features no reverse sides and features equal design and intensity of colors on both the sides.The paintings in Ajanta caves resemble the tie-dye technique of Patola. According to legends, sometimes around the 12th century AC, 700 families of Patola weavers from Jalna (South Maharashtra) were invited by King Kumarpal of Solanki dynasty to settle down in Patan in North Gujarat. The Salvi family is one of them who continues this traditional art and has preserved the heritage art from four generations.Also, visit the Rani ki Vav – a stepwell in Patan which is a perfect example of the subterranean architecture in Gujarat. It has steps that lead down to the water level of the well. The stepwell was constructed by Queen Udayamti of the Solanki dynasty. The Rani ki Vav represents the finest Indian architecture and forms a link between the classical step-well and a kunda. Apart from the straight staircase, the stepwell also features lateral staircases, along with very broad and stepped corridors.Later continue your drive to Modhera.The village of Modhera is home to the Sun temple, one of the finest exemplar of the Indian style of architecture that existed during its period. Built during the 1062 A.D., the Sun Temple is made in honor of the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. The temple stands high on a plinth that overlooks a deep stone-steeped tank. A masterpiece in itself, the edifice is magnificently carved with Gods and Goddesses, birds, beasts and flowers. The temple was constructed by King Bhimdev I, (1026-27) and draws inspiration from the famous Sun Temple of Konark, Orissa and predates it only by 200 years. Alike the Konark Sun Temple, the Sun Temple at Modhera is designed in such a way so that the dawn sun shone on the image of the sun God, at the time of the equinoxes. The main shrine and hall of the complex can be reached through a pillared porch. Just like the temple of Somnath, this temple was also ruined by Mohamed of Ghazni.After the tour ends, you will be driven back to Ahmedabad.

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