Rani Ki Vav
Rani ki Vav is one of the top tourist attractions and historical places in Gujarat. Initially, all areas of the stepwell were open to the public.The structure is now a protected national monument under the Archeological Survey of India. The Rani ki Vav festival (also called Water Festival) held here in December-January is a major attraction for tourists.The magnificent Queen’s step wall or Rani-ki-Vav reflects the rich “Solanki” architecture. This five storey masterpiece was built by King Bhimadeva’s wife, Queen Udayamati and measures approximately 64 m in height. It is a step well structure, in which the shaft of the well is 27 m deep and has a corridor that descends down to the underground tank. The entire step well has an east-west orientation pattern to it. The tank comprises of four multi-storeyed pillared pavilions embellished with beautiful sculptures.
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Interesting facts about Rani-ki-Vav
In the Indian Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) of 2016, Rani ki Vav was awarded the title “Cleanest Iconic Place”
Under the last step of the well, there is a gate that opens to a 30-meter long tunnel which leads to a town near Patan called Sidhpur. It is said that this tunnel was used as a secret passage to escape during wars or invasions.
There used to a lot of medicinal plants in and around the well. It is believed that the water in the well has medicinal properties and can cure diseases and ailments.
Rani-ki-Vav, on the bank of the Saraswati River, was in the beginning built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD. There evolved over time from what was basically a pit in sandy soil towards elaborate multi-storey works of art and architecture. Rani-ki-Vav impresses not only with its architectural structure in water sourcing and structural stability, but also in particular with its sculptural decoration, of true artistic mastery.