Adalaj Stepwell in Ahmedabad

Marvel at the Indo-Islamic architecture of the Adalaj Stepwell

Marvel at the Indo-Islamic architecture of the Adalaj Stepwell | Photo credit: Wikimedia / Suman Wadhwa

Adalaj Stepwell Overview

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Located in the village of Adalaj and built in the year 1499 by Queen Rudabai, this stepwell served as a place for relaxation for pilgrims and caravans in the earlier years. Boasting of Indo-Islamic architecture, it was constructed with the belief that villagers would visit the well to collect water, offer their prayers to deities carved on the walls and rest for some time.

Since direct sunlight does not reach the interiors of the vav, the temperature inside the stepwell is apparently six degrees cooler than the outside. A unique feature of this stepwell is that out of the many stepwells in Gujarat, this is the only one with three entrance stairs.

The walls are beautifully carved with scenes of women churning buttermilk, kings, dancers and musicians, besides other mythological scenes.

  • Opening Closing Time 6 am to 6 pm all days of the week

  • Entrance Fee Free entry

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