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Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Ranked #5 of 100 attractions in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On our way back from Lothal we went to the quiet village of Adalaj, in Gandhinagar district close to Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. This vav or stepwell has served as a resting place for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes for hundreds of years. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was, by far, my favorite site in Ahmedabad although I was quite skeptical at first. The auto dropped us off in (seemingly) the middle of no where, next to piles of old tires and mechanics. The site itself is deceiving, because from the road it appears to be simply a run down stone pavilion with slabs of stone along... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very far from the marvellous art of Rani ki Vav, still provides you the insight on art and science of our brilliant previous generations

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Coonoor, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were happy we visited this step well. Amazing structure, and in the midday heat, this place was cool and quiet. Not much visitors while we were there probably helped in enhancing the visit. A must do in Ahmedabad !!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A good place to visit. Nothing much to see except the old step well. Clean place and not too busy to visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The outside is not representative of the beauty found below. Bring a guide book, as you want to understand all the historical attributes of this cultural site. A great place to see.

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Chandigarh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Its a beautiful structure but the upkeep is low. The approach roach might confuse a bit on google maps, but its a good place to visit. Also, at the moment, it stinks a bit ... but if that can be ignored (as we did), its a great architectural venture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A must do in Ahmedabad - amazing to see the detail in the design and construction of this 5 - levelled step well. No entrance fee, and tucked away behind a market - good for a morning out but don't plan to spend too much time there as you would only need about 2 hours at most.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Really nothing is there apart from a old well with nice sculpture and smell of rotting water. The garden outside step-well is quite better to relax.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a place for water storage and is a magnificent structure beautifully and gorgeously carved. For something so magnificent it is sadly lacking in any write up or information for the tourists who visit the monument. We had to read up on wikipedia to know what we were seeing. The attraction has no entrance fee. Maybe the authorities should... More

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