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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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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture on the way to Akshardham from Ahmedabad. Well maintained but can be better preserved.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Adalaj Stepwell is a 'water building' in the village of Adalaj, quite close to Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The stepwell was built in 1499. The step well or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories in depth. The wells provided water needs for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for gatherings... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to many Jail temples in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during the time study there. What amazing architecture !!! It build all by clay and honey. We must admire that Indian worker was talent for building ancient temples in India. Do not skip this one when arriving to Ahmedabad.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This step well is definitely worth a visit. It is near the Gandhinagar airport. The wall carvings and pillars are magnificent and very detailed. There is a small temple before you enter the vav. It has got a nice glass mural on the wall.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

unless you say, Adalaj ni Vav, most of them wont even know as to what you are referring. I had this personal experience, when my driver, missed this marvellous piece of architecture while on way to visit sun temple. Then the next day, using my tab to find the way, i found this was on the same route, which we... More

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

Adalaj step well is an architectural beauty. It has an aura to it. However the well isnt well maintained. Its carving has started deteriorating. All in all a good experience.

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jodhpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

indeed it is archaeological marvel,ruins give you feel of hundred of years ago you can walk around and can admire art for hours,thumbs for the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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