Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He named the city Anhilpur Patan or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil shepherd.Wikipedia
A place in India, Patan is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Patan, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Ahmedabad. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Ahmedabad for its bountiful attractions like Sabarmati Museum, Kankaria Lake, Akshardham Temple on your trip to Patan. Also, to reach Patan, you'll have to take a flight to Ahmedabad; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
Patan is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.