Private Tour of Step well, Modhera Sun Temple & Patola saree weaving by car

16 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 10 hr

In this tour we will visit the magnificent Sun temple of Modhera and the grandest Step Well ever built. At Rani ki vav, you will listen to the story of how step wells played an integral part of the lives of Indian women in medieval times. It is at step wells where the women socialized. We will not only appreciate the incredible design and exquisite sculptures but also the reverence people had for water in these parts. The tour also includes an enriching experience at Patan, witnessing Patola silk saree weaving.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: 5 Senses Walks

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rani Ki vav

We have many monuments in India built by Kings in memory of their Queens. Rani ki Vav is a rare memorial for a King built by his Queen! This 7 storied Step Well is a world heritage sight for its incredible engineering and craftsmanship. Located on the banks of the Saraswati River, it is designed as an inverted temple with the central theme around the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, highlighting the reverence for water. With more than 500 sculptures from the Hindu pantheon of Gods, Rani ki Vav is arguably the most extravagant water storage system in the world!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sun Temple

We will first visit a 11th century temple built for the Sun God. This magnificent temple was built by Bhimadeva I of the Solanki dynasty in the year 1026 on the banks of the river Pushpavati. The design of the temple is incredible. Located on the Trop of Cancer at 23.5 degrees latitude, the Sun Temple gets lit-up by the first rays of the sun on the summer solstice every year. The temple is built on a lotus shaped structure and is adorned with carvings from epics like Mahabharata, Ramayana and Kamasutra. Suryakund is the Step Well next to the Sun Temple and has a 108 temples in it!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Patan Patola Heritage

The Patola Saree weaving is magic in action. In todays Instant World, the Patola Sarees are a step back in time. One single Saree is made by 4 weavers over a 100 days. We will visit Patan to see a few weavers in action. The Sarees at Patan are Double Ikat, the most sophisticated weaving style in the world, in which both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to weaving.

Duration: 1 hour
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