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Address: Asarwa, Ahmedabad, India

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Step-well made of sand stone

Ahmedabad has two well known Step-well. One of them is Dada Hari Ni Vav situted at near Asarava Lake and second is Adalaj Vav just 17 km away from here. This seven stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Vav means stepwell! In ancient times, this was one of the way of water storage. But now due to a lot of stagnant water, insects and algae have become the major problem. Also the bad smell is a major restricting factor for tourists.

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Rajkot, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

the conditions of this vav is so poor that you repent your decision to visit this place. there is nothinf great about this place that it is listed on this platform

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First of all, the mobile app lead to a place 500m away. After asking locals I could locate the place, which had similar build as that of Adalaj Step-well. It is very awkward to be a lone visitor, there were no boards, signs, markings, shops or anything which makes you comfortable. Thankfully few local kids were playing nearby, and it... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ahmedabad has two well known Step-well. One of them is Dada Hari Ni Vav situted at near Asarava Lake and second is Adalaj Vav just 17 km away from here. This seven stories step-well was built in Year 1500 by Bai Harrir Sultani who was well known as dada hari also. Sultaani was chief of hurem of Muhmad Shah Begada,... More 

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Macroom, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a truly privileged visit to this remarkable place, but the lack of maintenance and supervision would leave you a little bit worried for the future of the place. We came to the site in a tuk tuk and our driver had to stop four or five times to ask directions before we finally found the place. There was... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Amazing structure. Very badly managed by ASI. Not many visitors, and even difficult to find out as many people are not aware of the structure. But it is a real gem of a step-well. I would say, a must-go place for heritage lovers.

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Ranchi, India
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Vav is a step well which is known as 'Bawadi" in other parts of the country. This vav is not fully open but the steps are covered with floors and pillars. There are open spaces for light to enter. The carvings in the yellow sandstone is quite attractive. The water in the well did not look clean and potable. This... More 

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Bhopal, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The place is not as fancy as Adalaj stepwell but it is worth a visit, the mosque behyind the step well is beautiful. I have to say one of the best little mosque I ever saw. I hope the government maintain the place well, we cannot afford losing a heritage.

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Jaipur, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Dada Hari Ni Vav is a beautiful step-well. Quaint, well-kept and intriguing. The well has an interesting interplay of shadows and light for the photographically inclined; and it is an architectural wonder. So well proportioned that it grows on you as you enter it, and gradually reveals itself as you walk deeper down the steps. Ahmedabad is home to two... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was there last month of 2014 , when i visit there i found it very much dirty need maintenance urgently .

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