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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787
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Unique Regional Water Feature

Step wells, step ponds or ‘vav’s as they are called in Gujarati language were a common feature in the same arid regions of Gujarat, India. They provided basic water needs for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Step wells, step ponds or ‘vav’s as they are called in Gujarati language were a common feature in the same arid regions of Gujarat, India. They provided basic water needs for drinking, washing and bathing. These 'water building's were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals and provided a place of resting for wary travelers. Ahemdabad city in Gujarat... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very nice and attractive place. Arts students are used to came here for make pictures. You have to visit this place if you are visiting Ahmadabad.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A superb example of a stepwell. Properly presented with adjacent car park. Very fine examples of Hindu gods adorn the sides and it is remarkably deep. Our visit enhanced by a guide. We did not think it as impressive as Rani ni Vav which is hundreds of years older and better presented but maybe it depends on which you see... More 

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you have nothing to do, go to see this step well. Its far but pretty. The architecture is intricate and beautiful and its not very crowded. You should visit it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was a long and dusty trek on motorcycle to this monument. The architecture and concept was in keeping with my expectation and I'm pleased I saw this but not really worth the long trek- I advise a refreshing fresh cool sugar cane juice drink or better cold cool 7up to quench the thirst after the visit.

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Dehradun, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The place is good but needs upkeep. It is about 10 kms from the city on the Ahmedabad-Mehsana highway and no public transport is readily available. If u have your own transport one can visit it. Nobody was around to explain about the monument.The place should be developed as an tourist attraction.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The journey out from Ahmedabad takes about 1/2 hour but is well rewarded. No crowds, no hawkers or beggars, just this very historical step well just as it has been for hundreds of years. Not all parts can be reached but you can see everything including water still in the 2 wells at the bottom. A very remarkable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited the step well and was speechless. The location is very rural and you would never believe such a gem existed there. When I entered I was enchanted by the exquisite architecture. It is five levels and the intricate details lie on every surface of the step well. It was spellbinding!!!The story behind the construction of the step well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I must tell you in advance that you must visit places like these with prior research or carry an active phone with internet connection. At the gates you will get guides available for hire,but be careful about what they make you believe. They will usually tell you legends and not facts. For facts read "Adhlaj Step well" on internet. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The architecture adorning these step-wells make it a very famous tourist spot.The step-well is built in sandstone and is intricately carved and five stories deep.The atmosphere inside the well is six degrees cooler than the outside as direct sunlight does not touch the flight of steps at all. The villagers used to come everyday to fill water and offer prayers... More 

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