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Rani Ki vav, Gujarat

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. Make Rani Ki vav part of your personalized Patan itinerary using our Patan itinerary tool .
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  • To the stair well on the outskirts of Ahmedabad took about 3 hours by car. The stair well of the 7th floor was built in the 11th century is a world heritage site. Are there 1500 more than fit large and small sculptures in religious mystic and secular was.
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  • This place is full of wonders if you are an historic lover. This stepwell is an example set by queen in oppose of "SATI PRATHA". The security guards over there know the history of stepwell. Being a vi...  more »
  • This is a Unesco World Heritage Site typically known as Rani Ki Vav ( Queens Stepwell). A visit to the well will make you spell bound. It is incredible that such a well has been created with little te...  more »
  • Excellent place. It is awesome to note that they have taken so much effort to build the steps leading to the wall with sculptures with importance to minute details. A whole day is also not enough to observe the sculptures and the beauty of it. Good picnic spot for the whole family as there is a wonderful garden surrounding the well. A must see tourist attraction in Gujarat
  • One of the beauties of Gujarat when it comes to architecture. It's mind blowing. I just amazes me to even mere imagine those days engineers. I mean they were engineers without artificial technology yet far more advanced than today's technology
  • It starts with well maintained beautiful gardens. From the top the Vav (well) site does not look attractive but as you descend down the wow factor is seen on every pillar and wall. We can allow to go down nearly 7 deep floors. Next floors show cracks on horizontal beam.The actual well is at least 4 floors further deeper. Beautiful stone carving. A must visit place in Gujarat.
  • This is an ancient well made mainly for all the people living in the Kings family .This has been made with great sculpture and steps now the well is almost 70 feet below the ground level .This old well is surrounded by greenfield and flower gardens. Sufficient energy and time is required for the tourist who likes to reach at the bottom.
  • Great ancient monument with a tag of world heritage monument by UNESCO and beautiful surrounding garden. It's a step well with some different theme as compare to others that exists throughout the Gujarat. Can opt for picnics with family and friends. Not advisable to visit in day time due to extreme heat in throughout the year. Early morning or evening are always good for a great picnics or nice memories in your photo album. Located in small city connected through a small road maintained with least care. Incredible Gujarat. Incredible India.
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