Trikam Barot ni Vav
On my first trip to Patan I did not know about this vav. Rani Ki Vav tends to overshadow everything else in Patan. Luckily I noticed it on Google maps (along with Behram Khan Maqbara). I also stumbled upon a nice kund / talav on the way to Rani Ki Vav. I added the location of this kund to Google Maps as “Patan Kund”. Trikam Barot Ni Vav is a nice relatively simple vav. But : no crowds, clean, you can walk to the lowest level and even walk to the back of the vav.
Tourist Places In And Around Patan
The city was also known as Anhilwad Patan as it was named after Anahil, the shepherd friend of King Vanraj. The present-day city stands amidst the ruins of a kingdom which was once devastated by the Sultan of Delhi , Qutb-ud-din Aybak. As a result of the Muslim aggression, Patan has some Muslim architectures those are even older than the ones in Ahmedabad. It is also full of architectural remains from the Chalukya or Solanki era like the Rani ki Vav, Trikam Barot ni Vav, the old fort near Kalka, Sahasralinga Sarovar, etc. that attract tourists from everywhere.
Patan is one of the famous centres of Jainism and it can be found in the Hindu and Jain Temples constructed during the Solanki era. Presently, Patan is also famous for the Patola saris that are woven in Salvivad by the Mashru weavers.
How to get there
By Road: Intercity buses from Ahmedabad to Patan take 3.5 hours, and 1 hour from Mehsana. Shared jeeps are slightly quicker, but less comfortable.
By Rail: Patan has its own railway station. Nearby railway station is Mehsana, which is 1 hour away from Patan by bus.
By Air: The nearest airport from Patan is Ahmedabad, situated at a distance of 125 km. The airport here, in turn is connected to International and Indian cities. Patan has a railway station for easy access.