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Rani Ki vav, Gujarat

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Explore the intricate construction and ornate carvings at Rani Ki vav, a World Heritage-listed stepwell built in the 11th century to memorialize a king. This ancient Indian system of water storage is built like an inverted temple and descends 27 m (88 ft) into the ground, with every inch meticulously rendered. Some 500 major sculptures and 1,000 minor figures speak to the stepwell's religious and practical function, depicting mythology and secular scenes. Do some background reading before visiting, as there is little information on site. Work out when and for how long to visit Rani Ki vav and other Patan attractions using our handy Patan tour planner.
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  • I was surprised how well the site is preserved and it's definitely the best step-well we have visited. Since it's a World Heritage Site, there's an entrance fee to get into the grounds which helps pre...  more »
  • his a UNESCO world heritage site & is located nearly 2 hours away from Ahmedabad .If you are driving from Mumbai / surat / Vadodara towards Jaisalmer , you must visit this architectural wonder . this ...  more »
  • A MUST visit - Une merveille du Gujarat Do not miss - A n’absolument pas manquer The most marvelous Vav/stepwell visited so far in India, Rajasthan included. Dating back to 11th century but later floo...  more »
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  • Beautiful carvings still preserved. Hire a guide to get the most out of your visit. Try to visit in cooler months. Make sure to carry hats, goggles n sunscreen. It is a wonder, this place that will stay with you for a long time. Recommended only for the physically fit people. Others best view it from the top.
  • Serene place with nicely cultivated gardens and trees. Over and above the superb Rani ki Vav gives a blend of Indian royalty and heritage. The pompous lifestyle of the kings. Simply superb
  • Historic Place. Must Visit this place as Carving Stone is Amazing. Very Quite. feel culture of India and awesome architecture of Indian History. Visit of this place is lifetime memorable experience.
  • Awesome place Because there is old and antique carving of god in marble And have it's own history of its time It's one of the world heritage
  • Good place..not very exciting..but good enough to spend an eve..And yes-ery well maintained site.