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“Most spectacular” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adalaj Step-well

Adalaj Step-well
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Private Ahmedabad Tour: Calico Musuem and Gandhi Ashram
Ranked #5 of 125 things to do in Ahmedabad
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Most spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Adalaj Vav is the most spectacular step-well excavated. It is richly carved, every pillar and wall surface is covered with leaves and flowers, birds and fishes, and ornamental designs. It was built in 1499, to provide water, and a cool and relaxing venue for social interaction, in pillared galleries. The chieftain and his family would have had the closest access to the pool, and then the lesser mortals in decreasing rank up to the highest level. The actual well would have been available to all for the provision of water in this arid landscape. A remarkable place to visit.

Visited February 2014
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Ajmer, India
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51 reviews
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“BEAutiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Unlike other stepwells I have seen near my birthplace, this one is magnificent and beautiful.
Amazing craftsmanship can be seen in the designs all over the place.
Worth a visit

Visited April 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“'WOW'...Such a Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Made of thick and huge pieces of natural rocks and stones, this places is chilling inside even when temperature outside ticks to wooping 39 Degrees...
Just worth travelling 40 kms from the city...

Visited December 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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12 attraction reviews
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“Steep step well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ancient heritage which is one of its kind...breathtaking architecture..but unfortunately poorly maintained...nevertheless must visit

Visited March 2014
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Guwahati, India
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“Finest examples of Rajput architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Adalaj step well is one of the finest examples of medieval Rajput architecture of this region. One can see the octagonal shape of the structure from below. This monument was built by a Muslim ruler for a Hindu queen, it has identically sculpted Islamic patterns fused with Hindu motifs. It is more beautiful with better detailed sculptures than Dada Hari Ni Vav.
It is located an hour away from Ahmedabad and is the most visited site of Ahmedabad.

Visited September 2013
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