Monday, October 26, 2015

Patan

Patan is an ancient fortified city located at distance of around 126 kms from Ahmedabad. We had been to this place after visiting Modhera on the way to Ambaji during our tour of Gujarat state. This place was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda of Chavda Dynasty.



In the 14th century it was capital of Gujarat Sultanate after the collapse of the Delhi Sultanate. Some of the prominent structures and architectural marvel here are:

The places of interest near by are:

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, nice shot of your handsome boys! I like the pretty bird too. Thanks for sharing your visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

jandi said...

What an incredible place! Wonderful structures with so much history!

Kim ,USA said...

Rajesh, thanks for sharing the beautiful places of India.

Kim,USA

Gillena Cox said...

have a good week Rajesh

much love...

Madeline Terry Camille Nat Brownback said...

lovely post.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wonderful carvings.....thanks for sharing!

joshidaniel.com said...

that looks super cool :)

Indrani said...

I have seen only Adalaj. Hope to see the other 2 soon.

genie said...

Another amazing ancient structure with so much beautiful detail. The boys are growing up into big boys. Loved the shot with them in it.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Rajesh, as always!! Hope you enjoy your new week!!

Fun60 said...

Interesting series of photos. I like the colourful bird.

Rat said...

beautiful sculptures. nice shots.
A Rat's​​ Nibble
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Photo Cache said...

What handsome boys you have.

Worth a Thousand Words

Barbara Martin said...

These are wonderful photos of historical significance. Thank you for posting.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Interesting as always and I loved your creative mosaics this week!

ladyfi said...

What intricate architecture!

Jim said...

Great architecture

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful place and photos

Jeevan said...

Absolutely a marvelous place to visit! Excellent captures... hope you reveal more about these places in further post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much history for those handsome boys to learn! And such amazing places to see the remains of it!

Leslie: said...

I'm always amazed at the intricate carvings on Indian architecture! Simply gorgeous!

Leslie
abcw team

Gattina said...

What an amazing artwork !

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Splendid structures and carvings! Also liked the bird but the architecture is overwhelming!

Susan Rafael Otter Jolie Nixon said...

patan, wow.

carol l mckenna said...

Handsome little men! Great shots of your world and its ancient buildings ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Melody Steenkamp said...

Another wonderful place to visit i imagine

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

photowannabe said...

Unbelievable architecture so a place so ancient.

Al said...

What wonderful craft work, and an amazing sense of history.

Roger Owen Green said...

great detail, as always
ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

So much history - we are such a new country here.

DEE DEE said...

Nice pics and Nice read too

DEE DEE said...

Interesting read
Thanks for sharing

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Fabulous architecture and beautiful carvings, and I like the shot of the blue bird.

Pheno Menon said...

In my list of places to visit. Lovel

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednedsay Team
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Easwar Arumugam said...

Nice pictures. Well taken

Abhijit Ray said...

India is so full of history. Every state, every town has story to tell. It gives me goosebumps that I may be standing on a place that had witnessed human laughter, sadness, tears and happiness only a few hundred years before.