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Rani ki Vav

Near the Patan Highway, India
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Ranked #2 of 526 Attractions in Gujarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Most good time for 7-8 am while no tourist. Price 100 rupees. Don't spend time and money for visit to Modhera Sun Temple, nothing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Just imgaine you are walking on a plain and you suddenly see this huge beautiful structure deep below, beneath the ground level... you will be short of words to describe this marvelous embodiment of human imagination..be it architecture, engineering, will power & creativity.... Rani ki Vav as known popularly is a step well with beautifully carved sculptures in stone. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Just imgaine you are walking on a plain and you suddenly see this huge beautiful structure deep below, beneath the ground level... you will be short of words to describe this marvelous embodiment of human imagination..be it architecture, engineering, will power & creativity.... Rani ki Vav as known popularly is a step well with beautifully carved sculptures in stone. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This destination was a last minute addition to our Gujarat trip and it was worth the effort of an early morning wake up. The step well is an architectural wonder. The intricate carvings and the beautiful frescos are well preserved and one is left speechless by the skills of the artisans. It is surrounded by a beautiful park and is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is definitely a must see place for all.Though only part of the entire structure is presently open for visitors. Still,the beauty of this finely carved figures in stone is beyond words. Thers is a garden surrounding the stepwell.The lawn .trees and so many flowers in the garden also look refreshing. Hats off to the archeological department who have worked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The first thought that would come to you is why such an elaborate structure just to draw water. but when you start realizing the significance of step well as social gathering grounds, you'll understand why such architecture was needed. rani ki vav is called the queen of step wells. it is huge with some of the most beautiful & intricate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are in gujarat, and havnt visited this place, DO SO NOW. There are excavated sites of maybe more historical significance. There are excavated sites which have developed tourism related shops and tours etc. There are excavated sites which probably have a luxury hotel nearby. This is not that. This is simply a hidden diamond. This is the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Rani ki vav, it's huge! Step-well 64m long, 20m wide & 27m (7 levels underground) deep, built in AD 1022. Nice picnic point, where you can spend few hours. Big park where kids can play, Elders can sit under a tree shade and admire their generation, and can have munch as well. Amazing architecture and carving! It was a wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Brillient and memorable.It is about 100km from capital ahmedabad.What a nece and perfect architecture.Very well maintained .Will take at least an hour to two to enjoy this.Dont miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place was silted for centuries and UNESCO recently excavated the entire well. The best thin about the silting is that the architecture, carvings and frescos are all in extremely good condition.

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