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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. Make Rani Ki vav part of your personalized Mehsana District itinerary using our Mehsana District itinerary tool .
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  • Arrived in Patan and is now because they were already past 14:00 and we still had to have lunch. A few kilometers. Here is the site of the well Rani-ki-Vav, wanted by a Queen and used for various purposes. Situated in a private park and well cared for. Unfortunately it is penalized by the current season as exposed to both the September Sun that warm temperatures for which you also felt walking down the stairs. Only once at the bottom a little coolness comes from the Central well: sin doesn't get past the hurdle to admire the sculptures on the opposite wall. The bottom of the well from above inspires no small impression because of the height.
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  • As its name suggest it is queen of step well available in india. Very nice and maintained place. Nice gardens are developed surrounding lake so you can relax over there. No food items are allowed to k...  more »
  • I visited the UNESCO World Heritage Monument, Rani Ki Vav during my Gujarat trip with family in October 2016. This landmark monument was built in the 11th century AD by Rani Udayamati on the banks of ...  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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