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Rani ki Vav

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Address: Near the Patan Highway, India
Description: Rani Ki Vav is the oldest and the grandest stepwell in the state of...
Rani Ki Vav is the oldest and the grandest stepwell in the state of Gujarat. It is situated at Patan and is believed to have been built during 1022 to 1063 AD. The construction was completed by the widowed queen Udayamati. She was the wife of King Bhimdev I, son of Mularaja, the founder of the Solanki dynasty of Anahilwada Pattan. It is a richly sculptured monument and a major tourist spot in Patan. The size of the Rani Ki Vav is so huge that the tourists appear to be ants climbing an anthill.
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A 950-year-old stepwell built by Queen Udayamati in the memory of her deceased husband, Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty. Also known as Ranki Vav, the structure was added to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A 950-year-old stepwell built by Queen Udayamati in the memory of her deceased husband, Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty. Also known as Ranki Vav, the structure was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in June 2014. The well is some 65 metres long and well over seven storeys down. Furthermore, it was not decorated with just a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Rani Ki Vav is a world heritage site. It is situated in Patan, approx 100 km away from Ahmedabad. It is basically a step well, and on each step , one can see beautiful sculpture. The place is not very big and one can take the full round of the place in maximum 2 hours. There is a well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Its the largest stepwell in ASIA & a world heritage site under UNESCO. Its around 120 kms from Ahmedabad & 30 kms from Mudera (Sun Temple). Both are places are worth visiting & can be covered in one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This temple is near patan, almost 100 kms away from Ahmedabad. Would take 2 hours to reach from Ahmd.. It is a must visit place if you have the time. Beautiful place, amazing sculptures, well maintained. Truly a world heritage site. They have a beautiful lawn where once can relax. If you visit Rani ki vav then do visit Sun... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The entire area around the place is very well developed. It's difficult To go down and see the van, hope one day, the authorities will Provide some lift, escalator or rope way to go down and see this beautiful piece of history

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Beautiful place, amazing sculptures, well maintained. Truly a world heritage site. Good parking facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The place is little far from ahmedabad city but it is a must visit place in gujrat. One of the most beautiful architecture. It amazes you as to how well skilled people were hundreds years back. Though from the top it won't look like a worthy site but do go down few steps uptill the 2 lowest level. It includes... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you go to Patan & dont visit Rani ki vav then ur trip is wasted. Please visit & endorse our cultural heritage.The way it is constructed & the carvings it has will surely leave u speechless. Best stepwell structures in India apart from Adalaj ki vav.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Though it is around 120-130km from ahemdabad, it will easily take 2.5 hrs one way. So keep one full day for the visit. We cudnot visit Modhera which is on the way. But rani ni vav is beautiful architecture and is maintained v nicely. They have a beautiful lawn where once can relax. Its almost 1000yrs old and worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Built about a 1000 years ago, this step well is definitely the Queen of all stepwells. Destroyed by the flooding from the Saraswathi River, it was built to hold enough water for the entire population around the center. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), accidentally found the site in the late 1980s which was and surprisingly well preserved. They charge... More 

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