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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This shows Our glorious history, technological mind at that time. Excellence carving on walls, great idea to preserve water. Can we learn something today.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Superb carvings and amazing architecture. The Govt can do well to improve the surroundings and clean up the place. Can be a great tourist attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The summers in Gujarat can be extremely hot and dusty so if the water doesn't reach the surface then you have to start digging for it and find it. And when you find it you just build a nice well 5 stories below the earth and many steps to reach it. A perfect example of local architecture prowess and ingeniosity.... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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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