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Rani Ki vav, Gujarat

#12 of 295 in Historic Sites in Gujarat
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Explore the intricate construction and ornate carvings at Rani Ki vav, a World Heritage-listed stepwell built in the 11th century to memorialize a king. This ancient Indian system of water storage is built like an inverted temple and descends 27 m (88 ft) into the ground, with every inch meticulously rendered. Some 500 major sculptures and 1,000 minor figures speak to the stepwell's religious and practical function, depicting mythology and secular scenes. Do some background reading before visiting, as there is little information on site. Make Rani Ki vav part of your personalized Patan itinerary using our Patan itinerary tool.
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  • Exceptionally beautiful place. Definitely need a guide who would explain you the entire architecture. Guide would take Rs.300-400/- for 45-60 minutes. You can negotiate. Surrounded by beautiful...  more »
  • It is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat !! This is a very ancient Step Well which was discovered in the mid 90's and then the government worked to excavate it. It is amazingly well preserved....  more »
  • This is considered to be the finest example of a step well built over a thousand years ago.  A unique place, on 10 floors in the basement. Fantastic sculptures and very well preserved because they have long been buried. Each Statue is so detail and different. Its just outstanding work done century back. Greenery and cleanliness of the entire vast campus is quite appealing. Perhaps this can be considered as one of the cleanest heritage site of India.
  • Beautiful Wav Must visit. ... Most beautifully designed to ensure easy of usage. Each Statue is so fine and beautifully carved in stand stone. Each Statue is so detail and different. Its just outstanding work done century back. I always think what was technique and engineering they have used.
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