Adalaj Vav

Adalaj Vav
Vital Information for Visitors

Village Adalaj, Amedabad, Gujarat.

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: Open on all days From 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Approx 2 Hours

19 kms off Ahmedabad is to be found a five-century old 'novel' experiment in keeping one's house cool! A large well has several beautiful underground rooms close to its water level. Built by Queen Rudabai, wife of Vaghela chieftain Veer Singh in 1499 AD, these chambers were meant to give cool comfort in summer. On the way to Gandhinagar, one will stop at the most beautiful old well of Gujarat, Adalaj Vav. It is a stair well built in late 15th century. It is accessed to the level of the water by five floors. The pillars, the balconies and the niche walls are decorated with geometric or floral motifs and elephant friezes. A niche dedicated to the god Bhairav and a small bas-relief of Ganesh and his wives are to be noted.

These stepwells, called ‘vav’ in Gujarat and ‘baori’ in Rajasthan, are integral part of life of arid regions in India being perennial source of water for drinking, washing and bathing. Most of the stepwells are adjoined by temple and turn out to be venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals. Adalaj Vav has been very famous being previously located on carvan route and a pleasant stop-over for the pilgrims.

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