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Adalaj Step-well

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Address: Adalaj | District-Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
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Private Ahmedabad Tour: Calico Musuem and Gandhi Ashram
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Private Tour: Full-Day Stepwells Tour from Ahmedabad

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If you love historical monuments and architechure it is a must go

This is one of the great concepts I have seen in Gujarat that the well are huge and have steps to walk down till water. Intricately carved, octagonal, five storeys deep must have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the great concepts I have seen in Gujarat that the well are huge and have steps to walk down till water. Intricately carved, octagonal, five storeys deep must have been a socio religious place as well. It's open 10 am to 6 pm and is half way between Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar highway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place outside city, no too many people that's good thing, good for photo click. Kids enjoy as well.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a good historical spot to visit. An ancient water management system and a good piece of sculpture with lot of Architectural mvalues. The structural engineering and Architecture involved shows the rich cultural and engineering skills of the ancient Kings/Rulers and their ideas, water management and water reservoir to keep their palaces cool in summer, kep adequate water for... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The step well is a marvel. The carved walls, pillars are breathtaking. The steps create a geometric pattern which gives a symmetry to this massive structure. One should be careful while descending and ascending the steps but it is eminently doable even for someone like me in my late sixties and not a fitness maniac. Reminded me of the daunting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing to see this 500 year old step well. The carvings and the layout is impressive. The surroundings are poorly maintained but since everything is free, I am sure they work on a very tight budget.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a wonder that a simple well can be so ornamental, architectural glory, full of sculptures and all. wonderful place from Indian historic heritage.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

worth to visit... don't forget to click photos on "JARUKHO". can bring snacks, games stuffs and can enjoy with your family..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Adalaj Step well is a beautiful well which is around 45 minutes drive from Ahmedabad. Its definately worth a one or two time visit. it has been maintained beautifully despite the huge crowd it attracts during the weekends. It is basically a series of steps which go downward into the main well. The way down is decorated with beautiful... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The standing water has a horrible smell. I could not go even floor down without a strong urge to throw up. I ran put. I bet the structure and carvings are great but how can one enjoy it? Dont go unless you have no problem with stinking places.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its build during solanki dynasty, and still well maintained. Awesome place for photography and history lovers...

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