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How To Reach Patan (Gujarat)
Patan is an ancient Indian city whose history can be distinctly traced back to the end of the 7th century. It was known as Anhilwad Patan back then. The Solanki rulers constructed numerous monuments along with 7224 step wells and nearly 5125 pond-lakes for people. The city has several tourist attractions and many people visit this fab destination to spend good time with family and loved ones. If you are planning a trip to this city, go through the guide below to know how you can get to Patan.
Patan is a small town near the state capital, Gandhinagar. It, therefore, doesn’t have direct connectivity with prime Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai. However, there are some indirect, connecting trains which lead you to this city. Patan is about 110 km away from Ahmedabad and nearly 50 km from Mehsana Junction. So if you want to reach this city by train, it is recommended to get down at Ahmedabad and then take a connecting train to Patan. For Ahmedabad, there are many trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other cities of India. So visit www.irctc.co.in for more details.
Roadways are the best way to reach Patan because of excellent and well-maintained roads that allow the city to get connected with the rest of the state and country. The State Transport buses managed by the government of Gujarat are available at frequent intervals that connect Patan even with the deepest parts of Gujarat. The ST buses are in good condition and inexpensive, so the bus ride can be quite comfortable. If you prefer traveling by private buses, you can book them easily. AC, non-AC, deluxe, and sleeper buses can be availed from Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and even Mumbai. From Mumbai, the road distance is 610 km approx and 110 km from Ahmedabad. So check online for more details and book your tickets.
Airways offer the fastest mode of transport. However, Patan being a small town doesn’t have a dedicated airport so you have to get down at the connecting airport. Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport is the nearest airport which is about 110 km away from Patan. You can then hire a private cab from the airport to Patan and reach the city in 2 hours approximately. For Ahmedabad, there are many flights available from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, and almost from all major cities in India. So check online and check for available flights, and ticket cost to book your tickets.
Once you reach Patan, getting around in the city is very convenient. You can make use of local auto-rickshaws and city buses to visit the within-the-city tourist destinations. But before you book a rick, ensure you have discussed the price before getting in. At times, it can be a little discomforting as some of them might charge you more because you have not fixed the rates before getting in. So it is always good to know the costing before you start your journey. To visit tourist spots in the adjoining area, the best option is to book a private cab for a day or two. The booking starts at INR 1000 for a day. But you can always bargain to crack a good deal.