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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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  • It has amazing landscape, high value structural and architectural design. Carvings prove the saying right "God Lies in Details" even a mist of desert like sand it has lustrous green carpet like lawn M...  more »
  • The step well is a good architectural site, but its heritage is not preserved as needed. There is a slum surrounding it. its a 2 hour trip to this place so you can stop by this place en route to your ...  more »
  • Lovely this place and the beautiful 27 meters deep well, all carved in the sides, cool refuge for pilgrims. Very important work of Indian art dating back to the year 1000. Entrance 200 rupees for tourists 15 rupees for Indians.
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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.