The town of Patan founded in 1796 AD is situated on the river Saraswati, about 51 kms from Mehsana and 130 kms from Ahmedabad . Originally known as Anhil-Vad-Pattan. The streets of its older quarters present an interesting look with a mélange of carved balconies, lintels of Muslim havelis, marble domes and the canopies of the over 100 Jain temples.
Patola silk saree woven in Patan is well know all over the world.The Patan Patola is one of the finest hand-woven textiles produced today. It combines the art of tying and dyeing of the warp and weft threads and their weaving together, when each warp thread is carefully placed against the corresponding colours. Besides Patan, the double Ikat is woven only in Bali in Indonesia. Patan is a beautiful old town with Jain temples and caned wooden houses. Ranaki Vav (step-well) and Sahastralinga Talav or Lake are also interesting places to visit in Patan.
Patan is 130 Kms From Ahmedabad, Gujarat.