Again I got in to the "Aravalli Express" train which departs from Bandra Terminus at 09:00 PM daily.
At around 04:30 AM, the train arrived on platform no.4 of Ahmedabad Junction.
The train was on schedule and this time I even got a seat in the infamous "General" compartment.
The first thing on my mind was "Adalaj ni VAV. So I spoke to few folks about it. One Gentlemen told me to take a share auto rickshaw till Chandkheda. From Chandkheda, I took a bus towards Adalaj.
"Adalaj ni VAV" is in the interior part, so inform the conductor in advance. They will drop you before the Adalaj Chowkdi.
From here, you can take a walk towards the step well or may take a rick.
I set myself on foot towards it and reached there within few kilometers.
It is next to a temple. Lots of school buses had arrived before me and the VAV was flocking with school kids.
It was crowded as many schools had come there for recreational activity. However, it did help me as I didn't have to speak to the locals for related information. I stood next to the school kids and their teacher would explain them the whole history of the VAV. This is how I downloaded the information.
I was there for an hour or more and went through every section of the VAV.
While researching, I also learnt about a not so famous and visited step well near Adalaj. It was constructed in the hamlet by the name Ambapur. Ambapur is in close vicinity of Adalaj.
I hired a rickshaw for one way and offered him Rs.50.
Within few minutes, the rick dropped me at the gate of the VAV. This VAV is neglected by the people. It is not in its best form. But, the design and work is similar like the other VAVs. The VAVs is constructed adjoining a temple. The temple was in a good condition. However, the VAV was not. Luckily, there was no one around this VAV. I spent a great amount of time near this masterpiece. But left disappointed thinking about its state.