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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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Guadalajara, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went there a couple of time when I lived in India. The arquitecture is quite impressive. However, I think the maintenance from the local authorities could improve as some stinky water odor can sometimes be perceived. But don't worry, odors don't come in the picture, and I'm sure you will have impressive pictures to show about your trip to... More

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Bangalore, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Stepwell is our tradition wherein it was not only a place where u got water ( in those dry areas) but it also served as a rendezvous. Architecturally pleasing and gives pride of of place to "water" which is a vital component of our lives. Adalaj in Ahmedabad is a must see though I believe, there is a better one... More

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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