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Feb 23, 2020 - The Step Well Of Patan

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about Patan: “About 130km northwest of Ahmedabad, Patan was Gujarat’s capital for six centuries before Ahmedabad was founded in 1,411. It was ruined by the armies of Ala-ud-Din Khilji around 1,300, and today is a dusty, little town with narrow streets lined by elaborate wooden houses. Rani-Ki-Vav (Step Well) The only real sign of Patan’s former glory is this astoundingly beautiful step-well. Built in 1,063 by Rani Udayamati to commemorate her...

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Feb 23, 2020 - Unique Patola Sari Weaving

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about Patan Patola saris: “About 130km northwest of Ahmedabad, Patan was Gujarat’s capital for six centuries before Ahmedabad was founded in 1,411. It was ruined by the armies of Ala-ud-Din Khilji around 1,300, and today is a dusty, little town with narrow streets lined by elaborate wooden houses. Patan is famed, far and wide, for its beautiful Patola silk textiles, produced by the torturously laborious double-ikat method. Both the warp (lengthways)...

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Jan 23, 2016 - Day trip to Modhera (Sun Temple) & Patan (Step Well)

1/23 Ate 'breakfast' at New Lucky...greasy doughnuts...spicy dough things Mari likes. Luck I ordered a lassi as well. Back at Metropole where our hired car picked us up just past 8:30 and we headed toward Modhera and Patan. We arrived at the Modhera Sun Temple site about 10:30...after an hour exploring (see photos), we headed to Patan. We enjoyed the travel through the countryside just as much as seeing the sights, although the Patan step well was truly impressive. Again see photos. ___ On trip back we were able to communicate to our...

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