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“Most wonderful stepwell”
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Rani Ki vav
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Private Tour: Patan Modhera Day Trip from...
Ranked #3 of 848 things to do in Gujarat
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This stepwell is unbelievably beautiful, every step gives a different view of the numerous sculptures, arches and openings. It is very big and very deep and quite overwhelming. Definitely not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lyndab47
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"sun temple"
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"intricate carvings"
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"saraswati river"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"ground level"
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"few hours"
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"must visit place"
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"small town"
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"climb down"
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"archaeological survey of india"
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The place is about 130 KM from Ahmedabad. On the route from ahmedabad you can visit the Modhera Sun Temple and come here afterwards. This place is well maintained and has wonderful garden. The carvings are are in good shape and you can enjoy the beauty of the same. It is a seven storied structure.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Praveen_sahibabad
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

From a distance, doesn't look much. But get up close and it's huge and intricately carved. A massive step well. Worth spending some time exploring and looking at the carvings.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gazzamuppet
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Rani ki vav is the best decorated step well I had ever seen, this is now considered to be the queen among step wells of India. This area is very well decorated by Gujarat tourism, very nice surrounding garden spread over a large area, entry fees 20Rs for adult and 10 Rs for children, Guide is available they can tell you the story behind it.
No food allowed inside the unesco’s world heritage site, drinking water and toilet facilities are there inside. We started for Patan at 12.30 pm this is a 120 km drive and we reached the place by 4 pm with GPS. Closing time at 6.30pm during sunset.
Patan step well is an intricately constructed stepwell, it was built on 11th-century AD of chaulukya dynasty. This is almost a ruined structure now, and visitors are allowed up to a certain floor, you cannot reach up to the ground level of water. You can see water from top its water is considered as holy water also this used for procurement of many disease, as guide says, but actually it is too darty.
Wall decorations, idols are magnificent, idols are of Hindu god and goddess like brahma, Vishnu (ten avatars of vishnu) Siva, parvati, kali durga Buddha etc. Nag kanya (snake woman) is also decorated on pillars and walls. If you have interest of archeology this would be a perfect place for you.
We visited the place in fab 2018, ample parking place, parking charges is 10Rs. There are very small insects inside stepwell which attracted by yellow color, so avoid yellow dress, small museum nearby it shows the making of traditional patni sari. I strongly recommend the place for a week end tour, this is enjoyable for little kids too. Many birds are there, also thick green grass bed all around, so walking in bare foot is also a thrilling experience.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a Unesco World Heritage Site typically known as Rani Ki Vav ( Queens Stepwell).

This stepwell is an example set by queen in oppose of "SATI PRATHA"

The step well is really beautiful and the ones interested in photography, its a heaven for them !

The colours blend so well with the sky above that you stay awe struck if visited in the evening !

The only disadvantage is - it is a little stinky and the roads leading to the place is not so well maintained !

You can hire a cab from a local transport company in Patan which can assist you till the attraction.

The place is surrounded by a garden which is equally beautiful.

Need more maintenance to create this a Historic Place !

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank janakshah89
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