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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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most beautiful step well

Step wells must be one of the most original contributions to world architecture coming out of India. I have never seen anything like it on my travels around the globe. In India I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Step wells must be one of the most original contributions to world architecture coming out of India. I have never seen anything like it on my travels around the globe. In India I remember them from places like Hampi or Bundi (where they are called 'baoli' and at the time of my visit were filled with garbage. According to my... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Rani ki Vav is a world heritage. It is beautiful step well consturcted in 11th century. The carvings inside the Vav are breathtakingly beautiful. The place surrounding the Vav in very well maintained. Nice place to visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was not on our initial itinerary. But on the last day of our Kutch tour, we found we had a morning free and our driver said we could easily make it to the airport via Patan. This may not have been possible in many parts of the country - but our weeks experience of roads in Gujarat had been... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The historical place is In Patan formely known Anhilwad Patan, Capital of Gujarat before 1,000 years. Patan is District Headquarter at a distance of 50 km from Mehsana and 120 km from Ahmedabad. Being Tehsildar of Patan for 5 years, i have visited this Place namely Rani ki Vav (Ranaki Vav) so manytimes. This is a stepwell found by Archology... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Rani Ki Vav is a 950-year-old stepwell built by Queen Udayamati in the memory of her deceased husband, Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty.This Magnificient structure is largest stepwell in Asia and it was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in June 2014. The tank comprises of four multi-storeyed pillared pavilions embellished with beautiful sculptures. These sculptures are located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the most intricate and beautiful carvings I have ever seen. Wish we could have hired a guide to explain the carvings - it looks like each of the sculptures probably has a story behind it. A steep climb down to the well - could be an issue for the elderly. Railings and proper steps would completely ruin the... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. The carvings are amazing. It is down quite a few steps to get to the bottom, but there is so much to look at, you can take your time. The is a guidebook in English which numbers the carvings so you are able to identify them and which God is which. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Bhopal, India
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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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