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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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Unique Monument

This UNESCO heritage monument is very unique. The architecture is very interesting to study and the sculptures are magnificent. The whole place is not open for the public, last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This UNESCO heritage monument is very unique. The architecture is very interesting to study and the sculptures are magnificent. The whole place is not open for the public, last two floors and rear part of the step well are forbidden now. The whole place is maintained very neat. The place is located around 120 kilometers from Ahmedabad. The nearest town... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rani ki vav (Queen's Step Well ) is a monument maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The time period of construction is believed to be 1022 to 1063. It has been recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (22 June 2014, 992th monument of UNESCO WH list). Charges of ticket are just 5 Rs for Indian tourists (Rs 100... More 

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Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is stepping well..known as vav in Gujarati. It is historicall site and protected monument. The idols of God and goddess are worth watching and the engineering of step well. The garden developed nearby can be outing spot for family and friends..

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Although October is not a good time to visit Gujarat, but we had a good experience of visiting this historical place. The stepwell, which is located on the banks of the Saraswati River in Patan, was added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. A must visit place if anyone goes to Saurashtra, Gujarat in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Rani ki vaav in Patan , near Ahmedabad is an architectural marvel and poetry in stone . The seven level step well below the surface of the ground is like a mystery box waiting to be explored. Orate sculptures , detailed intricate workmanship and a wonder in sand stone that has stood the test of time. This well was built... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Patan is a small town in Gujarat accessible on the Ahmedabad Sarkhej road. This step well was found much later in 1900's and was completely buried. Its approximately 8 storeys deep inside earth. One of the largest step well, it beats the other few present in Gujarat. Very beautiful and intricate carvings of Gods and Goddesses of Hindu mythology on... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Rani Ki Vav (Queen’s step well) is a bathing pond for Queen was constructed in AD 1050 approx. This is a fantastic place to visit, a huge still beautiful step well 50mx20m & 20m deep made with wonderful carving stones. Lots of sculptures are made in surrounding of the step well, mainly of Lord Vishnu, Rama. A must place to... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Rani ki vav is an unique stepwell.I came to know about this place from a Bengali travel magazine,Vraman.Really it is an excellent water reservoir.The sculpture of Gods carved in the stone is very outstanding.The nearby garden will attract everyone. Before coming here I could not imagine a stepwell may be so attractive. Of course it is a very nice place... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Its a mesmerizing place, unmatched. Wide and deep. Moment you get to first level, a security guard may stop you move further. The stepwell is under maintenance and might take a while. Anyway, its worth visiting, and camera friendly.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rani ki Vav, is a heritage site.Its a steep descening staircase into a water reservoir....made for the Queen they say. Some of the Gods scriptures carved in stone are done very intricatley. The surrounding gardens are lush grèen and well maintained. Its about 2 hrs drive from Ahmedabad. Nice place to visit. Carry your food though. Packages drinking water and... More 

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