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Adalaj Step-well, Ahmedabad

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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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  • We went on santurday and the place were plenty of indian tourist. Is a very interesting construction, where you can appreciate the skill of the artisans in the carving of stones. The entrance is free. 
  • This unique temple was built in 1555, and is very worth a visit. Beautiful carvings and an unusual design underground are very interesting. It's nice and cool in the temple and a lovely place to spend...  more »
  • Last time when I had visited it, it was so dirty that it felt like a waste of time. Courtesy Bollywood song being shot there, it has become spic-n-span. Four flights of stairs take to down to a small ...  more »