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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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  • Rani ki Wav; is mesmerizing treasure hidden in the town of Patan it is a rare gem. Patan can get quite hot, so choose your date of visit wisely. We 7 senior tourists going from Ahmadabad to Mt. Abu st...  more »
  • This place is so much historical rich. You must visit this place when you go North Gujarat. It is UNESCO heritage place and maintained so well by the department.  more »
  • The purpose of this India trip going here. No. 1 was the place to go. As a result, it is a wonderful legacy. As far as great sculpture was and 惘然 for a while. I think is quite different from the stair well of adarazi, luxurious stair well is somewhere amid the tragedy attractiveness ironically. May be worth to go far.
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  • Place is maintained very well. Garden area is also good. Carving in step well is just awesome. It is 7 - storey building,you can see only 6. Top most us broken. Safety is taken care of.
  • It was added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. Most of the sculptures are in devotion to Vishnu , in the forms of Dus-Avatars Kalki , Rama , Krishna , Narsinh ,Vaman , Varahi. It also has the very good landscaping which gives feeling of natural scene. One of best places to visit in North Gujarat.
  • Rani ki vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River. nice place...
  • Nice place to visit with family and friends. Have fun. Take pictures. There is nothing else in this place. The ancient architecture is surprising and curious. Must go if you are in patan.
  • Constructed by the king of the Solanki Dynasty in Gujarat, Rani Ki Vav is a stone step-well that is known for its intricate carvings and architecture. The construction of the place dates back to the 11th century AD and is one of the largest step-wells in India.