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Incredible India: Rani Ki Vav, Gujarat

Rani Ki Vav, Above View

Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat, West India. Can you believe, the above structure is actually a step-well to fetch water? Built in 1063 CE by Queen Udayamati in memory of the King Bhimdev I, this step-well measures 64m(l)x20m(w)x27m(d). Flooded by Saraswati river and silted over until the late 1980s, this site still retains more than 800 intricately carved elaborate sculptures, among seven galleries. Special features include pillared multi-storyed Pavilions at regular intervals and a 30 KM long tunnel below the last step. More…

Photo by Azaz.sayyad (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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