As one traverses the length and breadth of Gujarat, one constantly stumbles across architectural legacies of the ’Solanki’ rule. You keep coming across, living spaces and monuments of another time, offering an eclectic glimpse of the artistic and ingenious beauty that makes this exotically state vibrant. A soothing drive amidst green farmlands on the way to the temples of goddess Bahucharaji reposes the village of Modhera. Set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati, surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds, rests the famed Sun temple of Modhera. Patan has many beautiful Jain temples and carved wooden houses. Ran-ki vav, intricately carved step well represents Solanki architecture at its height. You meander through the bustling bazaar of this charismatic town. You go on a treasure hunt in search of the unique patola and mashru weavers, the snow-white Jain temples, the Hemachandracharya Jain Gnan library of ancient Hindu and Jain texts.
Embark on a full day excursion to the ancient town of Modhera &Patan. Upon arrival visit Sun Temple. As you relax and soothe your nerves, become one with nature and open your mind to the poetry in stone, dedicated to the sun god, living glimpses of the era far elapsed emerge out of the intricacies of narrative sculptures.
The remains of the Sun Temples at Modhera are relics of times gone by when reverence of the natural elements fire, air, earth, water, and sky were at their peak sharing space with myriad manifestations of Vedic gods. A walk around the serene temple campus makes you aware of the positively strong aura of energy which the place radiates and through it brings one closer to the environs.
The exclusively carved temple complex and the magnificently sculpted kund are jewels in the art of masonry of the Solanki period apparently which was also known as the Golden Age of Gujarat. Savor your voyage through time to the magnificent eons of the Golden period as you get welcomed personally by the lifelike icons, narrating stories and legends of Modhera!
After the visit, the temples of Modhera drive to visit the Rani ki Vav (Step Well) at Patan The world famous 11thcentury Solanki era step well built by the Queen in memory of her husband. It is considered to be India’s largest step well.
After the visit proceed to Patola House. A private museum created and operated by one of the last living families of the world-famous silk Patola Sarees. Drive back to Ahmedabad where your tour concludes.
- Timing : 0800hrs to 1800hrs.
- Meal as listed in itinerary.
- Private Transportation for the visits.
- Professional local English speaking city guide for visits.
- Admission Fees of visiting sites per itinerary.
- All local government taxes where applicable.
- Items of a personal nature, such as, telephone calls and beverages including wines, liquors, soft drinks, Meal (Refer to Tour Inclusions) list in the program.
- Tips &Gratuities to guide(s) and to chauffeur(s).
- Any expenses caused by reasons beyond Apollo Voyages and its associate office.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in inclusions.
- Please carry valid identity proofs (passport, driving license etc).
- Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended. This is very important while visiting religious places.
- Always carry bottled water or packaged mineral water.
- Avoid taking street food unless you are into experimenting.
- Take care of your belongings while travelling in a crowded public place.
- Keep photocopies of your passport in the hotel locker.