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
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.
- 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.
- The nearest airport is the SardarVallabbhai Patel airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Kalupur Railway Station.
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90.74% 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
Are you an architecture or architecture lover ? If answer is yes, than this place is definitely made for you. It was built in 1948. A amazing carving and an garden with large area when you can meet and hangout with your friend and special one. You can click nice photos over here, local food stall also available to eat and drink I was wondering that time when I saw a British women is drawing art over seating there. I love India for it's memorable places. Happy trip....😄😎
Very nice place, but not properly maintained. we went on Sunday and there were no security. But overall its a nice place for history lovers and is worth to visit once. Would request to visit this place on weekdays only, on weekends too much of crowd especially all college students comes only to take photo and blocks the views. This place has free entry and parking. enjoy :)
Step well. Beautiful architecture. It's in village approximately 10 km away from Ahmadabad. It's tourist place. As being heritage Site it attracts good number of foreign tourists. Complex has a small garden in back of well. On one side of well temple has built just recently (2008 as written on stone of temple) which seems like an encroachment on heritage site. Because of the temple it's hard to tell from the entrance of the complex whether it is temple or heritage site. It's five storey deep step well.
Stepwell વાવ - This built form is most significant in Gujarat Region. This was built by Ruler, for potable water for general public. Also used by royal family during summer months, as it's cooler in down stairs. Was also used by travelers and tourist for a day time resting place during tour, when there was nothing like highway hotels. Simply Great !!
A site of world heritage... Huge step well with beautiful carving. Beside there is a temple and a garden too. Nice place for heritage lover. There is no railing, so please take care of your children. There is No entry fee. Parking is sometimes difficult.