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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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Partially open, under renovation

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First impressions excellent. Good sized car park. Well cared for attractive garden approach. But if like us you had not seen a stepwell before you may be amazed by what is to follow. Although refurbished in places do remember this is nearly one thousand years old and the masonry is astonishing.

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Superb, minimal 5 rs entry fees, very beautiful garden and in between rani ki vav, great history, you can visit wiki pedia as it is world heritage, very much near by patan city, just awesome memorable place, we 6 were there and got a jip fom mehsana simandhar swami jain temple for hangout near patan city and visit rani ki... More 

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Mehsana, India
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

its superbly stone carving and architectural step well i have ever seen. in lower floor it was cooling experience without any fan or cooler. its must visit place in India. little more maintenance required.

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Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After my stay in Mumbai I reached Unhja by Aravalli express 90 km away from Ahmedabad. From Unjha take a bus 30 km travel to Patan where Rani ki vav situated. What an architecture ? Step well architecture is just superb.my mind is full of joy when watching those sculptures. Don't miss it. I think it's better to take a... More 

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

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

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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