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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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Rani ki vav , wow!!

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... read more

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

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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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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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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