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Adalaj Step-well

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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Heard about it but after going there experience was amazing. must visit once if visiting ahmedabad..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heard about it but after going there experience was amazing. must visit once if visiting ahmedabad..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built in 1499 Adalaj is located 17 KM North of Ahmedabad. The step well or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep! These wells once provided water for drinking, washing & bathing in the arid regions of Gujrat. Today they are venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals. We were very fortunate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is place if you want to see architecture and history. It is beautiful carving which attracts us. Read also history before going then more fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Adalaj Stepwell is  Hindu water building located in Ahmedabad town in Gandhinagar district in Gujarat.It is a Islamic architecture constructed in 1499.It is a wonderful historic place and build by  muslim king mohammed begda.I visited this place with my family.My family love this place very much we take so many pictures. It is a must see place for visitors of Ahmedabad and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its an old Step well and if you don't find old buildings/structures that interesting, you can skip it because later you'll feel like you came that far from city for nothing. Otherwise its a beautiful step well,which you can visit once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a well known heritage site. It is one from very rate and countable amount of step wells left in gujarat. It consists of various carvings in walls and pillars of step well. Nice place for photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A comfortable car ride away, on a good road ( took us about 25 mins from Ahmedabad) is the amazing Adalaj Step Well. WE could not find a guide but looked around on our own as we had read up on the well earlier. Try and read about the well before you go so you know what to look out... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful step well - carved and intricate. Fairly well maintained. close to the city. Beware that most websites mention that it opens by 7 am but actually it doesn't open till 8 am - we reached early and had to wait in the cold.... a few intrepid folk actually jumped over the locked gates - early access!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's too touristy and during peak season gets too crowded to actually enjoy the place. If you're actually interested in ancient architecture, I would suggest to for Modhera Sun Temple(1.5 hrs from Adalaj) and Rani ka Vav (Patan). If you've a limited number of days in Ahmedabad, it's a no-brainer to skip this and visit better places in and around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good location, must see place for tourist. The step-well is one of this kind in western India. Neat and clean place, secured for tourist.

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