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Rani Ki vav, Gujarat

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#14 of 205 in Historic Sites in 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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  • If your visiting Patan even for just a day, simply DO NOT miss the opportunity to visit a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site that is not just a unique step well but, an 'inverted' temple that requires one to ...  more »
  • This place is a must see location for people visiting Gujarat. Steep well built during the 11th century by the queen of chalukya dynasty. intricate carvings of 10 avtars of lord vishnu as well as othe...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Beautiful historic place with well maintained garden around. One day picnic can be definitely planned here. Ample place for parking also. And carving at stepwel is mind blowing. Look at the pictures clicked by me.
  • Unbelievable construction done below ground level. Site is worth visiting. Monument is well maintained. Entry is restricted near the main well due to weak structures but still one can view most of restricted area from the top. Cleanliness around is well maintained.
  • 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
  • Good place for spending time with Family and Friends. Historic place with a best garden. Monuments and Carvings are still in best condition.

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