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Adalaj Step-well

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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Phone Number: 9942802787
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See this BEFORE Rani ki Vav!

Adalaj is supposed to be beautiful and I can understand that theoretically. Unfortunately, after Rani ki Vav, it was difficult to see Adalaj as much more than a hole in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Adalaj is supposed to be beautiful and I can understand that theoretically. Unfortunately, after Rani ki Vav, it was difficult to see Adalaj as much more than a hole in the ground. The well goes down about five storeys and is quite impressive nonetheless. Some Hindu motifs such as the kalpavriksha and Ami Khumbor have survived the Islamic construction and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Day 1 in India and this is where they bring me:) I've always been a fan of both the outdoors and architecture and this ticked both the boxes very well. Very pretty to look at and makes for quite a relaxing stroll around- would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Architecture and setting of the well is worth a detour. We visited around 3 pm which was less crowded.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved visiting this place. It was wonderfully cool and interesting. the carvings are intricate and quite a sad tale as to its origins regarding the queen.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

on route and near the Sarkhej -GandhiNagar is yet to get the prominence it requires and the maintenance of the area around mahudi can be more appealing with some more green tree planting and road ,this historical marvel is a must see for a history student and also the ingenuity of the old generation. It is sad that it

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is a little away from Gandhigram. We took an auto from the Sabarmati ashram. I do not think there are buses or other public transport to this place. So you need to have your own car or you may hire an auto or taxi. The carvings in this step well are very artistic indeed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Step-well is basically water-collecting bodies built to conserve water. This step-well was built in 1499 by the Queen. This place is an attraction for the Architectural lovers, photography lovers, students to have some insights about designing; above all this place gives you a time-travel ride to 1499 time and represents the marvels of engineering in those times.

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Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Step-well are not that common in other states of INDIA & in Gujarat you can see few. This is one of them & just few kms away from main city towards Gandhinagar. Try to reach in day time as it closes by 6 PM & you will get nice view in sunlight only

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is really nice place to visit but need to be more popularized by the local authority, away from the main city

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Adalaj Step well, a Good to go place. Need only 1-2 hour maximum to visit this place. If you are interested in historical place and historical photography, yes then must go for it. Have big garden beside and a temple. No much time required to visit this place.

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