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Adalaj Step-well
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Popularly known as adalaj baav. Its a very old structure which has a window in window effect. Its an architectural marvel. On entering the adalaj village you feel very clumsy, dull. The temple is good, but after reading the board of adalaj you feel its something that you always see(some carvings, painitngs etc). But you get a good surprise once you go right of the temple and step 5-6 steps down. The sight was really awesome. There are lots of monkeys in this place, beware of them. Overall its a nice unique place, something which you would not get to see anywhere. It has 5 horizontal layers of window and 5 vertical layers. from any point of adalaj well you can see 5 layers. As you go stepping down floor by floor, temperature dips down to give nice cooling effect. The place is also very well maintained. There is also a very big and lush green garden to relax your self. the place is situated at just 20 mins from famous temple of Akshardham.

Thank Sneha K
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Adalaj step well is commonly known as Adalaj ni vav. It is placed about 18 km from Ahmedabad City and on the way to Gandhinagar. It is said to have built in the period about 1500 AD by a queen named Rudabai. It is known for its amazing architecture. It is octagonal in shape and intricately carved in limestone. It is layered down to three layers with a staircase to the water level.

The design and carving is said to be from the ancient Indo-Muslim cultures. Photographers would find this place absolutely amazing.

2  Thank Reviews-by-MT
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful Stepwell. Visit on a Sunny day!!
Check picture son my blog:

http://keepsakewala.blogspot.in/2012/12/well-step.html

As we descended the steps the air became cooler and the ambience echoed. The carved windows, pillars, dome and walls glorified the great historical architecture and art. I could not help but wonder how core the Step well must have been to the life of the people in earlier times – travelers stopping for rest on their journey, village elders gathering for their important discussions, children playing, laughing and swimming in the pool, women walking with their terracotta matkis, bubble and giggle sounds as the matki is immersed in water breaking the silence and echoes across the walls.

A truly Incredible India...

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a heritage structure which is very mesmerising from the moment you step inside. The structure has a window in window effect, well in well effect, ... so on. It is very surprising that the architects of that era were able to do all this with their bare hands and imaginations.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

An amazing feat of architecture with highly ornate carvings. As you descend each level the temperature gets cooler. You can see how welcome it must have been for a hot and thirsty traveller.

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