Best Time to Visit
Summers are hot and humid in Western India. Therefore, it is always advisable to plan your travel in these regions around winter months, between October to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant and more enjoyable. Though there is a lush green garden inside the compound still it’s better to avoid the summer months. Even during the winter months try to plan your visit either in the early morning hours or late afternoon. Vav is a kind of open pit without any shelter and during midday it may not be enjoyable even in winter.
If you are interested there is a museum and Sahastralinga Talav near the Rani ki Vav. Sahastralinga Talav is older than Rani Ki Vav and it was also a water management system which is in ruins now. We have seen this before, so we skipped it. There is also a huge amphitheater-like structure which was part of this water management system and mostly intact. If you have time or staying in Patan, explore the local market for the famous Patola saree of Patan.
How to get to Rani ki Vav in Patan
Rani ki Vav is located in Patan at a distance of 125 km from Ahmedabad. The most preferred travel option is by road. You can hire a private taxi from Ahmedabad. We booked a private taxi for full day and visited Sun Temple at Modhera and Rani ki Vav at Patan on the same day. The journey takes about 3 hours one-way. if you are travelling by your own car, there is plenty of parking space next to the ticket office outside the Rani Ki Vav premises.
State transport buses run frequently between Ahmedabad and Patan and are less expensive than taxis. From bus station it’s another 10-minute drive by auto rickshaw to reach the Rani ki Vav. Check GSRTC website to book your bus tickets.
The nearest airport is Ahmedabad. So, you will have to fly into Ahmedabad first and then take a bus/train/taxi from there.
You can also take a train to Patan, which is well connected with Ahmedabad with many intercity trains operating between the cities daily. From the railway station take an auto rickshaw to reach the Rani ki Vav which is few kilometers away.
Rani ki Vav entrance fee and timings
Rani Ki Vav entrance ticket costs ₹ 35 for Indian citizens and ₹ 550 for foreigner. Children up to 15 years old are free to enter. You can also purchase online ticket at https://asi.payumoney.com (select Vadodara city for Rani Ki Vav). There is no additional fee for Photography. The site is open every day between 7 AM to 6 PM. Washrooms are located next to the ticket office.