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Dada Hari Ni Vav, Ahmedabad

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Architectural Building
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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  • 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 »
  • Dada Hari Ni Vav is typical example of architecture of gujrat sultanate. Vav built by a household lady of Mehmud begada. It is quite similar to Adalav ni Vav. Someone who loves to visit ruins or forgo...  more »
  • Hew stone art in India is world famous and also here you can see that at best. Accessible to everyone, very photogenic and not overly crowded. Location and surroundings are immaculate. Must do in Ahmedabad
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  • This place is so amazing the architecture is stunning and the structure is in almost it's original condition. It is however a shame that the site is not kept a little cleaner , maintained and respected. It is a very unique special place and is very much underrated.
  • This place is soo nice.its architecture is awesome.designs are made my mooghal.this is made by mahumad begda.arabic designs are awesome but this place need maintenance and have to neat and clean.
  • Amazing throwback to the architectural genius dat India is . Great place to visit ! Gives a sense of pride
  • Good and peaceful place, great architecture Mostly People don't know about this place because it's very interior.
  • Best vav in Ahmedabad Very near to civil hospital Nice place for pre marriage photography