Rani Ki Vav

Mohan Nagar Society
Patan, GJ - 384265

Type: Landmarks
1800 203 1111
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Rani Ki Vav, located in Patan, Gujarat, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most magnificent stepwells in India. Built in the 11th century AD by Queen Udayamati in memory of her husband King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty, Rani Ki Vav is a stunning example of ancient Indian architecture and engineering.

The stepwell is designed as an inverted temple, with intricate carvings, sculptures, and ornamentation adorning its walls, columns, and pillars. The stepwell extends to a depth of approximately 27 meters and is divided into seven levels of stairs, each adorned with elaborate sculptures depicting mythological deities, celestial beings, and scenes from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

One of the most remarkable features of Rani Ki Vav is its well-preserved panels of intricately carved sculptures, which are considered masterpieces of Indian art and craftsmanship. The sculptures depict various forms of Vishnu, Shiva, and other Hindu deities, as well as celestial nymphs, musicians, and divine beings, reflecting the rich religious and cultural heritage of the period.

In addition to its architectural and artistic significance, Rani Ki Vav also served as a functional stepwell, providing access to water for drinking, bathing, and ritual purposes. The Stepwell's construction was not only a feat of engineering but also a symbol of the queen's devotion to her husband and her desire to create a lasting monument to his memory.

Today, Rani Ki Vav stands as a testament to India's rich heritage and architectural legacy, attracting visitors from around the world who come to admire its beauty, marvel at its craftsmanship, and learn about its historical and cultural significance.

This is the only landmark listed in Patan. You will find the exact location of Rani Ki Vav on the map above. If you need any other information on Rani Ki Vav that is not listed here, please call 1800 203 1111.

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