Adalaj Stepwell (Adalaj Ni Vav) – Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Adalaj Stepwell (In Gujarati Adalaj Ni Vav – અડાલજની વાવ) is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj, close to Ahmedabad city and in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built in 1498. It is an example of Indian architecture work.
The step well or ‘Vav’, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep. Such step wells were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals.
I visited Adalaj Stepwell back in the hot summer of April 2016. I wished to write a detailed account of the place. Alas, other priorities wouldn’t let me.
Posting photos of the place here. I will update this post sometime in future. Witness the beauty of Adalaj!
Photos from April 2016. Taken on OnePlus X.
The history of step-well of Adalaj. Click on image to view it in full size.
I mentioned about getting fried in 40+ temperature. Guess, what the temperature could be when you enter inside the well? Not more than 25 degree!
Yes, the Vav is architectured in such a way that as you go deeper, temperature will steadily go down to an extent.
With that, I’m hitting the publish button. Hope you enjoyed the photos. Feel free to drop a comment down, would love to hear your thoughts. Keep calm and travel on. 🙂