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Dada Hari Ni Vav, Ahmedabad

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An ornately designed octagonal step well, Dada Hari Ni Vav is one of the most complex structures in the city. You'll be able to go down 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 two inscriptions on the first gallery--in Arabic on the north, and in Sanskrit on the south wall. 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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  • Asarva is unremarkable district of Ahmedabad, though, in fact it is adjacent to the historic center of the city. I was faced with the fact that no one on the street could point the direction to this s...  more »
  • I visited this step well along with my friend Jenny and found really peaceful and interesting. That afternoon we were only visitors there. To get there was bit challenging but thanks to our local frie...  more »
  • If you are visiting or have visited Adalej Vav on the way to Akshardham, then you may want to avoid visiting this place as it is a smaller version of Adalej  more »
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  • Finest art work, I must say. Such a beautiful place to visit with fine architecture, every squares of the wall has been curved out of delight art work. Only possible negative remark that I can come up with is, the place is not well maintained.
  • An amazing, hidden place in the very heart of the city. Not so easy to spot from outside and not well maintained but is very beautifully constructed.
  • Unseen place mind blowing work But no one knows about this place it kept clean by local people only
  • Unbelievable architecture, a massive stone carved building constructed underground hundreds of years ago. They don't makes these anymore. Temperature starts dropping one story down. Sadly neglected, but still jaw dropping if you can get yourself there.
  • Dada Hari ni nav is a historic stepwell within Ahmedabad.