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Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Ranked #5 of 73 Attractions in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Ahmedabad, India
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

First saw it in 1993 as a student, was awestruck. I have been there 10times since then, now with my own kids. Absolute gem, and really really impressive. The surroundings used to be a small village tucked in the wilderness, whereas now it is a bustling tourist village near Ahmedabad. Everyone coming to this region must see the amazing architecture... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

When someone suggested that we visit this well, I wondered what is there to see in a well, but went there nonetheless. I would say it is a place of architectural beauty and worth visiting. The well itself is multi-step and you go down a few steps to get to the bottom literally. Passing through the gateway into the chamber... More 

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The architecture is amazing... I personally felt that govt needs to put in little more effort for its maintenance...The water in the well is still clear.. u can see the coins dropped soo clearly

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Germany
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This stepwell really is like a very eleborative (Jain-like) temple - with the speciality that not figures but geometric patterns dominate the picture. Even after seeing some 100+ temples and around 15 Unesco-WH-sites in India I was impressed.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

WATER! What more needs to be said in a parched land? Stone sculptures that still sing joyously. Temperatures that drop sharply as you enter...what a blessing in scorching summers. Close your eyes and hear the anklets of the ladies of yore as they climbed up and down the steep steps to get water...send up a prayer of thankfulness for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Worth a visit but at again would have loved to have had a guide to explain everything. There a written explanation at the entrance.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, awesome step wall it is tottaly heritage nice carving and beautiful pillars, Gujarat Government also arrange musical night during celebration of heritage week

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The step well is perhaps the best example of a similar ones in and around the city. It us on the way to Gandhinagar fron Amdavad and can be visited before doing Akshardhaam. It is a beautiful piece of architecture with excellent carvings all round. It is a deep wheel three stores below the ground level and has many entrances.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

excellent Indian Architecture !!! Good place to visit if you want some scenic photography .Slightly away from city but worth a visit .

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A destination to spend sometime in a pollutions free environment. Good place for photography. Noise free area.

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