Adalaj Step Well, Ahmedabad
About Adalaj Step Well, Ahmedabad
Adalaj Step Well, Ahmedabad - Address
Address: SH 41, Adalaj, District- Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad- 382421, Gujarat, India
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Nicely carved structures. Well within the city of Ahmadabad. Car parking is available. It's a give storied well. Get some info before you go there so you have some background and have taste when you actually see it. There is guide available so better go prepared. Nice maintained garden around.
Unimaginable imagination coming into life... Such a wonderful art that takes breath away... Each and every pillar has so many minute sculptures carved... The step construction in every row/floor is seen throughout till the last row... Last there is a well... Viewing the well in any direction is awesome...
Very good architecture & one of the most visited places by tourists who visit Ahmedabad are on a hunt to look out for best places. If you are planning for half a day picnic do carry food as there are no big restaurants around this place. Overall really nice place which really carries architectural important and history.
Great architecture, beautifully preserved.. Good for a visit of around 2 hrs. Well maintained garden where you can sit or roam peacefully...not crowded during morning before 12 pm
The place is of great historical importance. It is very well built. It has some nice structures and well crafted idols. The water inside smells but it gives a nice background for photography. It is worth visiting.
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