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Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Ranked #5 of 103 Attractions in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained a beautiful historical place of India. A must visit place near Ahmedabad City. Free guide is available from archaeological department in side the step-well. As summer is bit hot, evening time is best to visit the place. Other than this any time is the best time to visit this place.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Any Foreign visitor, interested in understanding India's rich heritage and legacy, must visit this 500 years old architectural beauty. Typically, such constructions are a result of King / Ruler's desire to feed the people during famine and this monument is no exception. Constructed at cost of 5 Lacs Goldmuhars approx 520 Years ago, the step well consists of 5 storeys... More

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Adalaj step well is situated in a place called Adalaj about 18 kms from the north of Ahmadabad city and about 5 kms from the capital city of Gandhinagar. When tourists visit Ahmadabad or Gandhinagar, they can easily pay a visit to this step well to see its architecture and a rare form of step well in Gujarat. Since airport,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I will recommend the monument only if one is not able to visit the Step Well at Patan which is undoubtedly the benchmark. Adalaj is good no doubt but the scale is small - both in size and decor. The approach road is dirty as well as crowded with shops/people irrelevant to the monument. Kudos to ASI for maintaining the... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were working in Infocity,Gandhinagar.We have decided to visit such place. How to reach: Gandhinagar is very clean and well planned city.You can get auto from Infocity directly to the Step-well i.e Adalaj. It takes 20-25 min and 80/auto to reach there.There is an auto stand. Wow at first sight.It is very clean.You can get better view of this place... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In our four month stint at Ahmadabad, we thought it would be blasphemous not to visit this marvel of the 1400's. Adalaj is a beautiful step-well located in Gandhinagar district. Currently residing in Thaltej area of Ahmadabad, it took us roughly 40-45 minutes to reach Adalaj. We rambled a little in the nondescript market area that precedes the step well... More

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

This is a brilliant work of art and architecture by the artisans of those days. It is almost a miracle of beautiful and functional architectural design. The multitude of carvings are a feast for the eyes. Great photo opportunities when sunlight shines in from the skylight above.

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

In the middle of hot-summer day, a very cool place to have a look around...though the outside area can be developed and maintained, once you go deeper in the step-well, you realize its beauty! Should visit it once...would enjoy taking photographs from different angels of the well...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On our way back from Lothal we went to the quiet village of Adalaj, in Gandhinagar district close to Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. This vav or stepwell has served as a resting place for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes for hundreds of years. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was, by far, my favorite site in Ahmedabad although I was quite skeptical at first. The auto dropped us off in (seemingly) the middle of no where, next to piles of old tires and mechanics. The site itself is deceiving, because from the road it appears to be simply a run down stone pavilion with slabs of stone along... More

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