Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Adalaj Stepwell (Adalaj ni vav) - Ahmedabad,Gujarat

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Unplanned journeys always end in our favour..While returning from Varanasi we have to catch our connecting flight at Ahmedabad...With one full day in our pocket,we surfed for places to visit in Ahmedabad..Besides Sabarmathi this place caught my attention with its wonderful architecture and style..Adalaj Stepwell was built in sandstone in the Solanki architectural style and was a five storied construction..There is a very interesting story related to this place..
In 15th century King Rana Veer Singh,a Hindu ruler started building this step well but before he could complete it,his kingdom was attacked by a Muslim ruler Mohammed Begda and the king Rana Veer died in the war..The Muslim king asked Rana Veer's queen Rani Roopba (or Roodabai) to marry him..Surprisingly she agreed to his proposal on the condition that he would first complete the building of the step well started by her late husband..The invader happily agreed but once the step well completed the queen jumped into the well and committed suicide..The construction is a wonderful combination of Hindu-Islam architectures.

Here we go with the pictures..














6 comments:

indu chhibber said...

The carvings on stone are truly mind boggling.

SANDEEP PANWAR said...

मार्च आखिर में यहां जायेंगे।

Yogi Saraswat said...

It is being a hot destination for travelers. Beautiful pictures and detail !!

shilpi dutta said...

awesome! Discovering hidden gems are so much fun and interesting. Beautiful pictures and equally intriguing is the story behind the step well.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing. Great to read.

Sachin Baikar said...

The carvings in temple are beautiful. Nicely captured photos :)