Rani Ki Vav Overview

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Rani ki Vav - back side in Patan Gujarat history

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Rani Ki Vav

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5th Jun 17

Rani ki Vav - Historically excellent

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Rani Ki Vav

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Manoj+kumar Ray

Manoj+kumar Ray5.0/5

68 reviews

PATAN-the capital

Around 1300, Ala-ud-Din Khilji, attacked and destroyed the City Patan, 130 km from Ahmedabad. Now a small dusty town. But, it harvours a fine monument in RANI KI VAV, awesome in beauty, a grand structure in this otherwise unassuming place. Rani Udaymati, to commemorate her husband, built this in 1063. Extremely well preserved, fortunately was buried under earth. It was excavated out and restored between 1960 and 1980.A must visit

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  • PATAN-the capital
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Monil Shah

Monil Shah5.0/5

1 review

Can Stepwells be anymore magnificent?

If, you're visiting Gujarat then it must that you visit Rani Ki Vav. Rani Ki Vav is a step well. It was made in early 1000-1100 by the queen. The structure is magnificent. The Vav had been built to access the water and escape routes through the secret passages built inside the Vav. Today we don't have access to those passages but it is said that rulers at that used this passage during wars to escape to their allies and then attack to recapture the city.There are thousands of carvings of gods and goddesses on the walls of the Vav. The most amusing thing is, most of the carvings are still intact even after almost 1000years.It is an unbelievable feat achieved by the architects of those times.

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  • Can Stepwells be anymore magnificent?
  • Can Stepwells be anymore magnificent?
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Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Rani ki vav

Rani ki Vav- as the name says this step well was built by Queen (Rani) of Bhimdeva, Udayamanti. Constructed in the 11th century to preserve groundwater, Rani ki Vav came into limelight in 1972 when the area was fully earthed. The main highlight of the stepwell is that its walls that are profusely ornamented with figurative motifs and showcases images of various god and goddesses and their consorts from the Hindu Pantheon. The central part of each storey contains the primary sculpture. Winter is the best season to visit Rani ki Vav as you can enjoy the light shows, cultural events and exhibition at the Rani ki Vav Festival.

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Amit G

Amit G4.3/5

6 reviews

Rani ki Vav (Queen's Stepwell)

While in Ahmedabad we decided to visit Rani ni Vav, a Unesco World Heritage sight, which surprisingly does not find mention in this website. Located near Patan in Gujarat, which is about 130 KMs from Ahmedabad, it is a stepwell made more than a thousand years back and is said to be on the banks of fabled Saraswati river which at that time flowed near this site. It had been buried for centuries and was discovered only in 20th century.The stone construction and the carvings are wonderful and worthy of a world heritage status. A lot of erosion of the stones has taken place but still the entire structure is very beautiful and well made. Makes one wonder how such an intricate structure was built in those days. It is said that the structure was damaged during the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, hence it is not permitted to go to the bottom of the stepwell. The lawns around are well maintained and overall a very pleasant atmosphere.The place is also known for Patan Patola Silk Sarees which are hand made and take 6 to 12 months to make for a piece. The price per saree is a few lakhs depending on the labour involved. There is a private museum near the Heritage site run by one of the few makers of this saree. It is worth a see.The place is a 2. 5 hours drive from Ahmedabad and the entire stretch has very well made roads. While returning we had lunch at "Bansi Kathiawadi" dhaba in the nearby Patan town. The food was enjoyable and very reasonably priced. Would recommend the same if someone is interested in local dishes.

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Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad

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Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad
Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad

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Amit G

Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad
Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad

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Manoj+kumar Ray

Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad
Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad

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Manoj+kumar Ray

Rani ki Vav, Ahmedabad