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Rani ki Vav

Patan, India
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Ranked #3 of 571 Attractions in Gujarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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... more » 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. « less
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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Its a very nice place to visit particularly if climate is cool, to understand water storage facility of past its really great. Hardly 2 hrs from Ahmedabad , a place worth visiting .

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had been to the ancient ' vaastu' of Rani ki Vaav at Patan, Gujrat as a. Family vacation. We all were amazed to witness the wonderful miracle of ancient origin. To our amusement it was excavated in early 19th century!!! It is a 7 storeyed step-well built in 12th century. The carving work is relevant of the era it was... More

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Patan, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wonderful environment...😲. must visit... It was the first capital of India.. The week don't have water it is its speciality.. Even heavy rain come well cannot be filled.. It was a shrap given by the king..

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place in on 2 hrs drive from Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad-Patan road is excellent and safe to drive. This place has been declared world heritage site in june-2014. Government has maintained this place very well. Anyone can spend 4-5 hrs. Food and rest room facility is available. Entry free is Rs.5/- Camera is allowed.

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited Rani ki vav in patan on our one day trip from Ahmedabad in which we covered Modhera and Patan. Rani-ki-Vav, one of the finest examples of step wells in Gujarat, was constructed by Queen Udayamati of the Solanki Dynasty. This subterranean structure with a series of steps, broad landings, pavilions and sculpted walls, provides access to water in... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Its a fantastic place. The landscaping around the main attraction makes it look even better. Nominal entry fee (5INR). Visit on a weekday at around 9-11AM if you have time. It's gets too crowded on weekends after 11AM.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Never miss this place if you are an art lover, I have been travelling accross India and one of the major attraction for me had been stone carvings, undoubtedly Rani Ki Vav is the BEST place I have seen so far. Very well preserved carvings, the minutest details in every sculpture was mindblowing and soul soothing. One must plan to... More

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rani ni Vav or the Queen's Step Well has just become a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site - and most deservedly so. This is easily doable as a day trip from Ahmedabad, combined with Modhera and Adalaj. We did all three very comfortably on our way from Bajana (LRK) to Ahmedabad. I had read articles about this site and always... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Rani-ki-Vav, in Patan City, North Gujarat district, has been inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List today, it was built at the height of craftsmens’ ability in stepwell construction and the Maru-Gurjara architectural style, reflecting mastery of this complex technique and great beauty of detail and proportions. Designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water, it is divided... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited while on the way to Kutch. Patan is a small town and nothing much but this place makes the visit valuable. The step well is mostly destroyed but what remains is worth seeing. Intricate carvings on the walls are very good. We took more than an hour to carefully see the whole place. They have made beautiful lawn around... More

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