Queen of step well : Rani ki Vav #offbeat place(Visit Patan city - Part I)

Tripoto
26th Aug 2018

I have visited Patan city for the ancient Jain temples. As i have decided to finish my 108 Lord paraswanath temple trip - around 10 temples of parswanath is situated in patan. Here i am discussing the main attraction of Patan the step well. About Jain temples and sahastraling talav i will discussed in another part.

An ancient step well: Rani Ki Vav.

There are so many step wells are in Gujarat. But this unique step well is most attractive and different from all of them. It’s really in terms of queen’s of all step well. This step well was built around 11th century. It is divided into seven levels of stairs. It is best example of step well construction itself. It is prime source of water resource and storage system that time. It is man made marvel and best example of architectural style.

Day 1

Recently the restoration work over by Archaeological survey of India and beautiful garden built surrounding the wall. You need to go down in the well to see the steps of well. I never ever forgot the visit of step well as it is really beautiful place and carving in marbles are stunning.

This stepwell was built by a queen, Udayamati in memory of her king Bhimdev I.

How to reach:

Patan is around 125km from Ahmedabad city. Nearest Airport is Sardar Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad. You can hire taxi or get state transportation bus also.

In Patan you can also stayed in budget hotels or you can stay in Ahmedabad and hire taxi, visit patan and get back in night.

What you can’t miss:

carvings & pillars of seven levels(though you can’t allowed to go inside more than 4th level)

800 sculptures surrouding walls & Pillars,

Dasavataras, or ten incarnations of Vishnu

Sheshashayi-Vishnu- Thousand-hooded serpent Shesha

View of step well from up

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Nice carving in pillars and wall of well

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Some ruin structure on wall

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

sculpture on wall

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Carving on side wall (Sculpture and designs)

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Sculpture on wall of well

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Sculpture on side wall of well

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Entrance of the well

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

A well structure

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Design on wall of step well (Patola saree design)

Photo of Rani Ki Vav, Mohan Nagar Socity, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah
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