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Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Ahmedabad
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

On its own, a good historical place but disappoints those who have visited Ran-ki-Vav (a really wow! wow!) If you have already visited Rani-ki-Ava, you can give Adalaj Vav a miss. Visit this place only if you have nothing better to do or wish to go on a long drive with a friends or family

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You will amazeddd with the arcitature of the step well. At least you have 2 hours to see. Go with your friends or with your family.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Probably the only one in India of irs kind, its a well constructed in the 14th century (can't remember the exact dates) in 4 levels/floors. The topmost floor is at ground level, and there are flight of steps to go down to each level below. Thereby, the well was deep enough to fetch water even in the driest months. In... More

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Vermontville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The place just has some of the best carvings I have seen. The work all around the place is breath taking. The whole complex consists of the well or the water body with a nice and effective seating area to enjoy the place. You have to give credit to the work that has gone into the place that is far... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Adalaj Vav or Adlaj Step well is about 18Km north of Ahmedabad.An architectural wonder of 15th century built by Queen Rudabai. The well is built to store the rain water for drinking purposes. The place is in 3 tires ,each having steps to go down and with a huge resting area.. The water at the bottom is very clear even... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited Ahmedabad many times but this was the first time someone mentioned Adalaj step well. We had no idea what is meant by step well as had never seen one before. It was amazing, a square structure with steps going down to the water level and after every seven or so steps a landing. The carving on the walls throughout... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Amazing to see the level of detail and wonder about how it was all built without modern tools and computers, and with such precision.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Adalaj Step well is a marvellous work of architecture....however the water has stagnated and needs cleaning up.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Adalaj Vav is the most spectacular step-well excavated. It is richly carved, every pillar and wall surface is covered with leaves and flowers, birds and fishes, and ornamental designs. It was built in 1499, to provide water, and a cool and relaxing venue for social interaction, in pillared galleries. The chieftain and his family would have had the closest... More

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Ajmer, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Unlike other stepwells I have seen near my birthplace, this one is magnificent and beautiful. Amazing craftsmanship can be seen in the designs all over the place. Worth a visit

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