Patan – Gujarat

Patan, 130km northwest of Ahmedabad, used to be an important city. Located nearby are over one hundred Jain temples. Patan is known for making silk patala saris. Each sari takes three to six months to weave and costs up to $2500.

The impressive Rani-ki-Vav Step Well (1050) has some of the nicest carvings in Gujarat. The entire step well is covered with sculptures. There are many sculptures of Vishnu and his incarnations, Ganesh, and women.