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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787
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Adalaj Step-well - A historical Place to see near Ahmedabad

The step well is situated at village Adalaj in Gandhinagar Distt, Gujarat. It is about 25 km from Ahmedabad Railway station/ Airport . The step well was built in 1499 by Muslim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting well but not well maintained garbage everywhere, no preservation efforts made by city government

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The step well is situated at village Adalaj in Gandhinagar Distt, Gujarat. It is about 25 km from Ahmedabad Railway station/ Airport . The step well 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It is a stepwell dating back in 1498.It has Indo Islamic style because it was started by Rana veer Singh and completed by Mahmud Begada after killing the Hindu King to impress his queen.However the Rajput queen committed 'Johar'instead of marrying the muslim king!The well is five stories deep having octagonal in plan at the top.There are numerous intricately carved... More 

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Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Liked : Amazing construction. Superb Idea about water saving. Amazying sculpture. Disliked : It could be been maintained a bit in better condition and make a nice entrance. No tour guide or explanation about the amazing place available.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

In the heat of May in Ahmedabad you may find a variety of folks enjoying the architecture and cooler temperatures in the step well. We were fortunate to witness a wedding party visiting the well before going into the small temple above. Fantastic people watching.

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Ahmedabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Being historical, just a step well....nothing much is there. No food no fun. Visit only if its in your way to somewhere.

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Ahmedabad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The step well is a rather intriguing place with its ancient architectural beauty....very intricately carved stone walls of the well make it quite a marvel. Lovers of history, monuments, art & architecture will enjoy the visit. Best to go at a time when its not very hot & u can see the place at leisure. It would not require too... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a very nice place situated underground, the atmosphere inside the Step-well (Vav) remains very cool in all the seasons. This gives a very good incite about how underground water was utilized by old cultures without using submersible pumps. There a very nice garden surrounding the vav. You can not have any other facilities here as this place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Adalaj Step-well is a truly worthwhile destination for those with a love of history and architecture. It was disturbing to learn that the engineers who designed the well were put to death after its completion. Our visit was on a weekend and the place was a bit crowded with visitors. And the "no tripods" policy was a minor annoyance... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Ahmedabad. Beautiful old architecture maintained well. It is very interesting and very detailed images carved in stone. Just amazing. Usually not overcrowded and very quiet. Nice garden like area on the ground level. Can take your time and just relax. Don't miss this one, well worth the visit. TRAVELERS Adult: DWIGHT WALLER... More 

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