Adalaj Step-well is a stepwell situated in the town of Adalaj, near Ahmedabad city and in the Gandhinagar area in the Indian province of Gujarat. It was worked in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh (the Vaghela line of Dandai Des), by his significant other Queen Rudadevi. It is a fine case of Indian architecture work on Adalaj Step-well.
It is accepted that residents would come ordinarily in the first part of the day to fill water, offer petitions to the gods cut into the dividers and cooperate with one another in the cool shade of the vav. There is an opening in the roofs over the arrival which enables the light and air to enter the octagonal well. Be that as it may, direct daylight doesn’t contact the trip of steps or arrivals aside from a short period around early afternoon. Henceforth a few analysts state that the air inside the well is six degrees cooler than the outside. Another momentous element of this stepwell is that out of the numerous step-wells in Gujarat, it is the just one with three entrance stairs. Every one of the three stairs meets at the principal story, underground in a gigantic square stage, which has an octagonal opening on top. The vav is an astounding case of Indo-Islamic engineering and plan. The agreeable play of mind-boggling Islamic botanical designs flawlessly melding into Hindu and Jain imagery epitomizes the way of life and ethos of those occasions. Every one of the dividers cut by ornamentation, legendary scenes alongside ordinary scenes of ladies agitating buttermilk, artists joined by artists, ladies embellishing themselves and a ruler sitting on a stool. Captivating to numerous guests is the Ami Khumbor (a pot that contains the water of life) and the Kalp Vriksha (a tree of life) cut out of a solitary piece of stone. There is a conviction that the little frieze of navagraha (nine-planets) towards the edge of the well shields the landmark from abhorrent spirits.
Visiting Hours: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Every day
Location: Adalaj, 19 km from Ahmedabad Station
Nearby places: Jami Masjid, Kankaria Lake, AKSHARDHAM, Ahmedabad One Mall, Sabarmati Riverfront, Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir, Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque, etc..,
Best Time to visit: You can visit the Akshardham temple in the month of October to March. Exhibitions Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 am and off on Monday.
Peak Season: October to march
How to Reach
- By air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to the USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai, and other international hubs. Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.
- By rail: The main railway station is located in the Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.
- By road: Gujarat has one of the better-developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by the Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.