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“Step-well in Ahmedabad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj Step-well
Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Ranked #4 of 105 things to do in Ahmedabad
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Faridabad, India
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“Step-well in Ahmedabad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

It is popularly known as Adalaj ki vav. Its approx 10 km from the city center of Ahmedabad.
It is 5 story step well, though the lower floor is closed and you can't see any water there. There are bats in lower areas as it is humid and cool but except for the batty smell, it is perfectly ok.
It is constructed in Indo-Islamic style architecture. There is Intricate carving in the well structure. Four small rooms with oriel windows decorated with minutely carved brackets are provided at the landing level, at the four corners. This is one of favorite and busiest points in Vav for picture clicking, if you want to click your picture here then wait for your turn.
Vav has nice garden around it and you can sit here.
If you like this then must visit "Rani ki Vav" in Patan, which is biggest and better then this.

Visited December 2011
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“Beautiful old heritage spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Its not very far from Ahmedabad by car. There was some restoration work going on however it was still worth a visit. The guide was also good..he spoke in Hindi. Not sure if English option is available. You can spend an hour there

Visited January 2012
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I had no idea what a step well would be but I am so glad our guide suggested it. The architecture and stone carvings are amazing and the cool temperatures inside must have been a treat when the well was acutally in use. The carvings are still in really good condition and it is well worth visiting.

Visited January 2012
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“One of my favorite sites in and around Ahmedabad.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Marvellous sub-terranian architecture. Well kept and friendly staff. Best place to be in summer afternoon. Try take a nap! You would want to come again.

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“EXCELLENT STRUCTURE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Excellent carvings and very well preserved. Jaliwork is exmplary. Stepwell has relevance even today with water conservation and rainwater harvesting major issues now. Possibly can be revived for active use even today.

Visited January 2012
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