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Rani Ki vav

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Address: Near the Patan Highway, India
Phone Number: 9714642555
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Rani Ki Vav is the oldest and the grandest stepwell in the state of...

Rani Ki Vav is the oldest and the grandest stepwell in the state of Gujarat. It is situated at Patan and is believed to have been built during 1022 to 1063 AD. The construction was completed by the widowed queen Udayamati. She was the wife of King Bhimdev I, son of Mularaja, the founder of the Solanki dynasty of Anahilwada Pattan. It is a richly sculptured monument and a major tourist spot in Patan. The size of the Rani Ki Vav is so huge that the tourists appear to be ants climbing an anthill.

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Beautiful and historical place

This is very good historical place. Architecture is very good. This vav has a very deep and big size well. If u are interested in history u should visit here. It is situated in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very good historical place. Architecture is very good. This vav has a very deep and big size well. If u are interested in history u should visit here. It is situated in Patan, Gujarat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a good historic place to visit, statues are quite delicate so don't touch them. One more thing is you would not be allowed go far into the well. But best thing to see if you want to know about old preserved things .

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Mehsana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rani ki vav is one of the best historical place in north Gujarat. This vav was built by King of Patan in memory of his queen.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Rani ki Vav is declared as a world Heritage site for its architecture and style. It has a very rich history and is based on Gujrati Vav styles. It is very deep and has many steps. You can enjoy the greenery as well surrounding the site.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This place is worth visit for its architecture, people who love photography will simply love it. intricate carvings are worth seeing

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Beautiful architecture and well carved figurines you can see on all the layers of this step well. When I vivited here there was a grup of architecture students come down as thier study tour, so it was also nice to see them try to capture the beauty of the place on paper. The well itslef is towards the behind of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Ancient architecture.. once can explore it half as the archaeologist has kept the down stares close for security purpose..

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Alappuzha, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at ahmedabad and travelled to patan in day for this trip its 2 hours trip. We hired a guide for detailed guidance. There is amazing sculptures. The first sculpture in enterance is Hanumanji crushing Lord Shani under his feet. Its rare form of Lord Hanuman. The side carvings are of ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. Devi Devta,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The place is only good for those who have interest and who understand archaelogy. For normal people its useless as we dont understand understand anything just by seeing it and there is no one to guide and no explanation written anywhere. Park around the vav is good for resting for sometine under the shade of trees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We were quite new to Gujarat then and wanted to explore the state as much as possible in the limited time we have. We have decided to visit Rani ki vav on our first weekend. Rani ki vav is recognized as World's Heritage Site by UNESCO. We booked a vehicle for 13 people and started on saturday morning. We visited... More 

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