One Day Trips from PatanPatan City situated in north Gujarat is a famous tourist spot and the most visited pilgrimage center for the Jains. Apart from offering numerous interesting places for the visitors, the city also has many interesting places around it so that you can arrange for a one day trip from Patan and enjoy these places around it.
Go through this article to know more about the places around Patan that can be covered in a day.
Mahesana from PatanMahesana district is very close to Patan and Patan district was created by taking some parts of Mahesana District. There are numerous interesting places in Mahesana. Mahesana is known for its exclusive breed of buffalo and its oil industries. The different tourist places of Mahesana are Becharaji Temple and Temple of Bahuchar Mata, Bhavai Government Museum, Buddhisht Monastery of Vadnagar, Hatkeshwar Temple, Modhera Sun Temple, Shanku’s Water Park (the 1st water park of Eurasia), Sharmistha Lake, and others.
Ucharpi Village of Mahesan is a famous place for its attractions like Sankatmochan Mandir, Ucharpi Lake, Khari River etc. The distance between Patan and Mahesana is only 52 KM and numerous buses and private taxis are available to reach there. You can reach Mahesana within an hour from Patan.
Gandhinagar from PatanGandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat State is located on the western shores of River Sabarmati. Being a planned city, Gandhinagar offers some of the spectacular architectural excellences of modern India. During 13th Century AD, Gandhinagar was known as Pethapur and was ruled by Raja Pethasingh. There are many places of interest in Gandhinagar. They are Mahatma Mandir, a famous center that has all literary information and documents about the entire life of Mahatmaji; Fossil Park; Adalj Step Well; and Akshardham Temple.
Gandhidham is about 111 KM from Patan and the time take to reach is about 3 hours. Though the city can be visited any time of the year but winters are the best time to enjoy Gandhinagar because of its moderate cold and pleasant temperature.
Ahmadabad from PatanFormerly known by the name Karnavai, Ahmadabad City of Gujarat State is considered as the financial capital of the state. The city is located on the shores of River Sabarmati and was named after the king Karnadev I of Solanki Dynasty. The name of the city got changed to Ahmadabad when Sultan Ahmed Shah invaded it. This city has close association with Mahatma Gandhi and houses two ashramas that were established by our Father of The Nation, Gandhiji. These are Sabarmati Ashram and Kochrab Ashram. These places have become must to visit places for the visitors of Ahmadabad City. Other places of interest are Swaminarayan Temple, Jama Masjid, Jhulta Minara, Bhadra Fort & Darwaja, Hatesingh Lake, Kankaria Lake, and Rani Sipri Mosque. The distance between Patan and Ahmadabad is about 128 KM and the time take to reach is about 3 hours 30 minutes. The best time to visit Ahmadabad is from October to March for its pleasant weather.
Kheda from PatanCenturies ago, Kheda was known as Hidimba Van as it was associated with the demon princess Hidimba, who got married to Bhimsena, the Pandava brother. Kheda is also associated with Mahatma Gandhi as he had started his “Satyagraha” Movement at this place. This city has many religious shrines of Hindus e.g. Shri Somnath Temple, Hanumaji Temple, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, Ramji Mandir, Shre Meldi Mataji Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and the famous Khedia Hnuman Mandir.
Many of these temples have traditional murals of the state. These murals are also there on the walls of very old residential houses also. The distance between Patan and Khedia is about 168 KM and the total time to travel is 4 hours. The best time to visit Khedia is during the winter and monsoon months.
Vododara from PatanVadodara, otherwise known as Baroda is a famous city of Gujarat located on the shores of River Vishamitri. It used to be the capital city of Gaekwad State. The city is known for its Garba Celebrations and tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy this traditional dance of Gujarat during different festivals and fairs. This city is the topmost industrial city of Gujarat state and at the same time it is famous for its rich culture and traditions. There are many tourist spots in Vadodara. They are Nazarbagh Palace, Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum, Dabhoi, Kadia Dungar Caves and Vadodara Museum. The distance between Patan and Vadodara is about 240 KM and the time take to reach is about 5 hours. The best time to visit Vadodara is during winters.
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