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Rani ki Vav

Near the Patan Highway, India
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Ranked #2 of 529 Attractions in Gujarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Rani Ki Vav is the oldest and the grandest stepwell in the state of Gujarat. It is situated at...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Each sculpture in this monument is worth admiration. It's best to spend a weekday here to avoid the tourist crowds. No guides were available at the site. So do your research online before the visit.

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Mehsana, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The 'vav' is located inside a well developed park/garden. The vav is an awesome structure and even though a part of the structure is missing (collapsed long back I think) it still looks magnificent. If you visit it late in the day, you can experience a sudden drop in temperature when you start going down the steps. Not much else... More 

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Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the Beautiful Place to visit in Gujarat. Take atleast a day tour to this palce to enjoy the architectural beauty of the place

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Ahmedabad, India
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The steps begin at ground level, leading you down through the cool air through several pillared pavilions to reach the deep well below. There are more than 800 elaborate sculptures among seven galleries. The central theme is the Dasavataras, or ten incarnations of Vishnu, including Buddha. The avatars are accompanied by sadhus, brahmins, and apsaras (celestial dancers), painting their lips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

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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Surat, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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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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