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Adalaj Step-well, Ahmedabad

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Architectural Building
At Adalaj Step-well, explore the water building which served as a resting place for many pilgrims and traders for hundreds of years. Built in 1499, its carved ornamentation depicts mythological scenes that represent the Indo-Islamic architecture. Enter the mystical site via one of three stairs which meet at a huge square platform underground, while an opening in the ceilings invite sunlight. See the spots where villagers came to fill their pots with sacred water from the octagonal well, offered prayers to gods, and socialized. The site has well-connected routes, so you can reach it by via train, car, or bus. Use our Ahmedabad vacation planner to add Adalaj Step-well and other attractions to your Ahmedabad vacation plans.
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  • A thrilling and enrgetic experience. We visited the "adalaj vav"which is basically a step well. The architect​ure is marvellous....a good place for one day trip. Enjoyed  more »
  • This is the first I am seeing a step well in my life and it astonished me beacause of its subterranean nature. The intricate architecture along with the chillness of underground structure proved to be...  more »
  • Good ornate step well. Of course, it loses the comparison with such unique vav as Rani Ki Vav in Patan, but it deserves separate attention especially in terms of openwork stone carving, somewhat simil...  more »