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Rani ki Vav

Patan, India
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Ranked #2 of 570 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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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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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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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Biggest Step Well in Gujarat. Superb monument !! Amazing Stone work.. Very well maintained.. Worth driving 125 kms from Ahmedabad..

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This step-well was preserved from Mughal destruction by being buried, and recently found and excavated by archaeologists, which accounts for its excellent state of preservation. Work on the preservation, and in some cases restoration (a debatable asset) is ongoing. The stepwell is six levels deep, and to stand at the top, ground level, and look down through the galleries is... More

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We visited Rani ki vav in patan on our one day trip from Ahmedabad in which we covered Modhera and Patan. Both on these places have marvelous architecture on sandstone. Remember to take your own food and water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Raani ki vaav was built by the queen Udayamati who was the queen of bhimdeva (son of Mularaja,the founder of Solanki dynasty of Patan) The step well is really beautiful and its marvelous architecture will keep you occupied for quite a while. The carvings on the pillars and walls are mind blowing. Its quite elegant and depict different Gods in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It is 2 hrs from Ahmedabad and the road to Patan is very nice. On the way don't miss Modhera sun temple . Behcharaki matha (shakthi peeth) is near by and can be visited by religious people. The famous and biggest Solar power plant is also near by. Start from Ahmedabad at around 9am ..visit Modhera>>behcharaji (optional)>>Ranikivav and you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

If you are ever visiting Ahmedabad and are interested in architecture and art, Rani ki Vav is not to be missed. Its two hours away but well connected to Ahmedabad by buses and shared tempos. There are also trains from Ahmedabad to Patan. Try to go to Modhera, see the sun temple and then Patan. Go just before the closing... More

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