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 West India  >>  Gujarat  >>  Adalaj
'Wow Inspiring Vav'
 

Adalaj is a village to the north of Ahmedabad. The Vav' (step-well) at Adalaj derives its name from the lady patron, Ruda, wife of the Vaghela chief, Virsinh. There is an inscription in Sanskrit, which gives the entire history with exact dates.

Step-well, perhaps, is a unique feature of Gujarat, which speaks of the history, culture, and architecture. It was also considered to be a religious obligation.

Many kings, rulers and the rich people of Gujarat spent huge money for constructing these step-wells. These used to be frequented by travellers and caravans as stopovers on their trade routes.

The unique characteristic of these step-wells was that they not only conserved water but were also cool chambers where one could rest during hot summer months. In times of drought and scarcity, these wells were of great use to common man.

How to Reach
 
Airport - Ahmedabad
Railhead - Ahmedabad
Road - Situated in the north of Ahmedabad, connected with good motorable roads.

   
 
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