Adalaj Step WellCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: SH 41, Adalaj, District- Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad- 382421, Gujarat, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Water Body, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Adalaj Step Well - Review
The Adalaj step well also called ‘vav’ in Gujarati is a unique Hindu water tank that is built in the small village of Adalaj in Ahmedabad. It was a very important place in the early times as this was the main source of water for daily use to the people of the region. It was completed as a dedication to Queen Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Waghela Chief.
The legend says that during the 15th century Veer Singh of the Vaghela Dynasty ruled this region which was then called DandaiDesh. It was attacked by a Muslim ruler of a neighboring kingdom known as Muhammad Begda. In the war the Hindu king was killed. Begda was so attracted to the beautiful widow of Veer Singh, Queen Roopba that he proposed to marry her. The queen in spite of being in heavy grief accepted his proposal with a condition before him to complete the construction of the step well. The desperate Muhammad Begda accepted this condition and completed the construction work in a record time. After this when he reminded the queen of her promise she ended her life instead of marrying him by jumping in the same well that was built by Begda. The well thus, bears the tragedy of this queen in its walls till now.
The well is built in sandstone in Solanki Architectural style. It has 5 levels. The top is octagonal in shape based on many exquisitely carved pillars. Each level has a large area as it was also used to celebrate occasions during those times. The depth is for the purpose of water extraction. All the levels are different from each other in design. The top portion has no roof. The motifs of Hindu and Islamic designs, with the sculptures of Hindu and Jain gods on all the levels, make a lovely fusion of both the cultures. The carvings on the wall shows women performing their daily activities such as, adorning themselves, churning out buttermilk, etc and the king overlooks all these. There are also beautiful carvings of the divine pot and the magical tree mentioned in the ancient scriptures. The temperature inside the well complex is quite lower than the outer temperature.
The Adalaj Step well is one of the most popular attractions and things to do in Ahmedabad as it has a great amount of historical significance attached to it. Once a famous water tank, the Adalaj Step Well is a popular place for tourists to visit, during their Ahmedabad trip. Due to the huge number of tourists that visit this well, it is necessary to book the Adalaj Step Well tour tickets, well in advance. While the tickets for Adalaj Step Well are free of charge, still you can get the Adalaj Step Well tour tickets. Still have questions? Don’t worry and go through our tickets section and get the detailed Adalaj Step Well Tour tickets.
Adalaj Step Well Information
- Bring a guide book, as you want to understand all the historical attributes of this cultural site.
- The garden outside serves as a good place to relax and picnic.
How To reach Adalaj Step Well by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the SardarVallabbhai Patel airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Kalupur Railway Station.
Restaurants Near Adalaj Step Well
- Crazy Bite
- Morli Terrace Garden
- Purohit Hotel
- The Water Side
- Subway Restaurant
- Classic Corner Restaurant
- Shiv Shakti Dhaba
- Kake Da Dhaba
- Eat Entry
- Red Pepper Restaurant
- Salt N Pepper Restaurant
- Danny’s Coffee Bar
- Gorbandh Restaurant
- Bandhan Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Adalaj Step Well
90.53% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Adalaj Step Well in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
61.38% of people start their Adalaj Step Well visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Adalaj Step Well
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Adalaj Step Well
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Adalaj Step Well, Ahmedabad Reviews
It's a must visit place if you are a tourist. It's an amazing piece of art and well maintained. People usually spend 3 to 4 hours here. Surrounded by nice gardens and a good place to relax. I would recommend bringing your own food here. A nice place to spend time with family.
A very good architectural place. The place is well maintained. Visitors are prohibited after few steps as the structure is damaged irrecoverably in the past. A place to be visited if your are in India. Though it lies on the tropic of cancer, this well reduces the heat radiation of the surroundings. The gardens are additional beauty. The well was used to store water and has details that must be keenly noticed. It has a total of more than 10,000 stone sculpted statues.
Historical monument and proud of Gujarat in terms of ancient archaeological work. It also well maintained now. Some beautifully craving art awestruck and distinguished. Best place for student visit so they could learn more about history and art of ancient artist that still inspire this generation.
This is an historic place with Awesome architecture. Just loved the way it is done. Very good place for photography too. This place is really a treat to the eyes and people who love art are going to love this place. It is just wonderful to see the way it is built. Also it is well maintained. Must visit at least once
1. This place has a historic value, and meaning. You can walk up the entrance where all the historic facts are engraved on a stone (Now may be changed) 2. It is basically a step well, where people used to climb down the stairs to fetch water. 3. The place wont have any eatables around but surely you might find stores nearby. 4. At certain points, entry might be restricted.