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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787

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A stunning example of a step well. Not the biggest in Gujarat but nevertheless very impressive carvings. A cool oasis in the heat of Ahmedabad.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A stunning example of a step well. Not the biggest in Gujarat but nevertheless very impressive carvings. A cool oasis in the heat of Ahmedabad.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

it is a six storeyed building. nicely carved stones. its not such cool inside as said in other reviews. there is no proper public transportation from ahmedabad to reach here. have to depend on private cabs. we can visit only once with friends or family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My host mother took my roomate and I during our homestay and it was truly beautiful! The stepwell was built in 1499 by Muslim king Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Vaghela chieftain. The step well or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories in depth. Such step... More 

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Mysore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place in itself is nice connect with historical ways of drawing water. Interesting architecture nice, caved pillars, walls and facade. But as you go deeper, the stagnant water stinks and serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The pigeons though a welcome sight, doesn't help in keeping the place clean. Worth a visit, just for the history.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visit if you really want to see historical places... the structure is beautiful but is not kept well and deteriorating and untidy.. upkeep is not proper.. smelly all the way down the stairs.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful display of traditional skill in water conservation combined with great engineering skills and artistry. One of the best examples of step-wells in India.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A place which is now little popular and people are now visiting and take care. this is an wonderful and surprising construction. beautiful carvings and multi storied construction in underground.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Bavdi is a Hindi word known at some of the areas in western and central india telling about a deep well where from in good old days people use to meet their need through out the year for water collected in the well. Adalaj step well is one such place which is 7 stories down the earth level today. Archaeological... More 

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Bhilwara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I would say any one visiting Ahmedabad must go to see the Step well as it's a very different n a wonderful place to go n i am sure u will love it...

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A place that is as unique as its name. A photographers' delight and a place to just observe the architecture if you are one of those people who appreciate ancient carvings. It isn't too far from Ahmedabad, around 20 min drive from the Chandkheda and a nice place to relax for a couple of hours.

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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Gujarat  >  Ahmedabad

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