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Adalaj

Mouna Nanaiah
Checking-in to a hotel in Ahmedabad at dawn we were wondering what to do for the day. After some research we hired a taxi for 2500 INR to go to "Adalaj step well", "Modhera Sun temple" and "Rani ki Vav". Adalaj, which is 20kms from the center of Ahmedabad, is sheer architecture magnificence. These step wells are built to cater water availability during all seasons in a year. Next stop was Modhera Sun temple at a distance of ~80 kms. This shrine is designed in a manner that the first rays of the Sun are cast on the image of Lord Surya. Moving on to the last stop of the journey was Rani ki Vav, which is 35 kms away. The Queen's step well bagged the title of “Cleanest Iconic Place” in India in 2016.
Deepti Bhatia
Since I was travelling with a small group , we hired a cab for the day to take us to the temple & on our way back we covered another restored archeological site- Adalaj ni vav (step well) . The drive to the Modhera was quite comfortable, with highways in Gujarat being the best in the country and had vast fields of the seasonal plantation. The best time to visit this part of the country will be in winter months from Nov-Feb, as temperatures can be quite high in summers.
Gunjan Upreti
Adalaj step well in Gujarat is one of those historical monuments and structures, which force people to marvel at the hidden treasures of India and its culture. A beautifully chiseled step well, Adalaj is counted amongst the finest architectural structures of Gujarat.
Vaishnavi Rathi