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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787
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Nice heritage place, you can experience old age step wells which were used in old princely era. Present day it has not been maintained well, it lies in adalaj village on outskirts... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice heritage place, you can experience old age step wells which were used in old princely era. Present day it has not been maintained well, it lies in adalaj village on outskirts of ahmedabad.

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Never visited a "Step-well" before. The site is a must for anyone into Indian architecture and art. You definitely need a guide though.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This old relic well is reasonably maintained and has a beautiful stone carved structure. interesting to see cascading rings of wells. Had to bear with the bad smell of bats, but that is normal in any old structure.. A worthy visit.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It is an example of service to the mankind by the 14th century rulers by providing a means for drinking water and cool a place where people can take rest after walking a long distance in the hot climatic conditions of this region.Ancient architecture wonder along with beautiful hand stone carvings is a pleasure to see.A must visit heritage treasure... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Step wells are special to Gujarat and Rajasthan, and the Adalaj step well is one of the easiest to visit. A little plaque outside the entrance tells you that it was completed in 1499 by the order of Mohammad Begda for Rani Roopbai, who was the wife of the local chieftain. Less than 30 minutes from the Sabarmati Ashram, Adalaj... More 

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I wished I was teenager again and could run up and down those fantastic steps. You feel like clicking every ledge, column, wall, window, platform, step, and in every direction!! This is an architectural marvel. If I travel to Gujarat again I shall definitely visit the step well again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had heard about Adalaj step well but did not know that it will be such a beautiful piece of architecture. Classy heritage and lovely stone carved interiors are worth a watch. If you are in Ahmedabad then this is a must visit tourist attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Such a wonderful surprise to discover this gem. I had no idea we would find this architectural beauty a short walk from the dusty and shabby entrance. I wish the Archaeological Dept would take better care of such treasures. Must visit.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Adalaj ni Vaav (Adalaj Stepwell) is excellent piece of architecture , located at Adalaj villege, between GabdhiNagar and Ahmedabad cities of Gujarat, India. As per legend the 15th century, Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty, a Hindu ruler, reigned over this territory, then known as Dandai Desh. His kingdom was attacked by Mohammed Begda, the Muslim ruler of a... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Adalaj Step- well or Rani Ki Vav was built during the 11th century and still being preserved for us as a monument which we, the present generation also need to maintain appropriately and hand over to our next generations. Thank God, UNESCO has realized the need for the same and it is being maitained as a World Heritage Prpoerty.. When... More 

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