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Dada Hari Ni Vav, Ahmedabad

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An ornately designed octagonal stepwell, Dada Hari Ni Vav is one of the most complex structures in the city. Dhai Harir--the lady supervisor of Sultan Mahmud Begada’s household and harem--commissioned the stepwell in 1485. Go down the five levels of stairs through a small forest of stone columns to reach the eerie and cool underground level with two wells. Notice the elaborate carvings in the typical Gujarati style and the two inscriptions on the first gallery--in Arabic on the north and in Sanskrit on the south wall. The stepwell sits right behind a mosque and a tomb of Dhai Harir. Use our Ahmedabad tour planner to visit Dada Hari Ni Vav on your trip to Ahmedabad, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's beautiful, stairs that goes on 6 levels under the ground with skylights. It is transported to another world, another time. It is a pity that papers and cans a little break the mood.
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  • Nobody has bothered to maintain this place. There were no tourists at all. Even though there was a step well visible, we didnt venture near it as it was isolated, with just a few locals playing cricke...  more »
  • This is a well, the water source for the region in olden times. It was under restoration when we visited. Nice place needs a lot of cleaning. Locals use this place to sit and booze as it was not taken...  more »
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  • Not as famous as other Stepwell in gujarat such as adalaj and rani ki vav. Just 5 stories. People are allowed to go to center of vav.
  • This is an ancient monument. This is also a stepweell... ofcourse, today it is totally dry..but in the old days, people of Asarva village were use to draw and drink water from it...The travelers passing through were also getting water from it...there are steps to go down...This is not a mughal structure as it is forced to believe...the sone carving is wonderful...seeing is believing...visit it once...you will fall in love...today it is in the limit of Ahmedabad city..at Asarwa area....
  • Built around 500 years ago by Sultan Bai Harir, this stepwell is like others around Gujarat, with elaborate craftsmanship and construction built underground to provide access to a permanent source of water.
  • It's amazing building build of mugal empire. This place is very helpful for understanding our history , it's amazing place to fill pieces of mind. Also it's a very clean place.
  • Local people are quite friendly and really love when tourists visit this place...best information regarding stepwell can be obtained from locals...