“We are not makers of History. We are made by History.” – Martin Luther King Jr
Rani Ki Vav – Queen’s Stepwell is located in the town of Patan, Gujarat. The resting place for trade travellers and system for water storage for locals of Patan and nearby hamlets, the Stepwell is added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014.
The majestic and intricately carved stepwell was built in 3rd millennium BC in Maru-Gurjara architectural style and have more than 500 sculptures of several deities. Glory of the bygone history, Rani Ki Vav is east facing and around 64m long, 20m wide & 27m deep.
How To Reach –
There is a frequent availability of state transport GSRTC buses and local trains from nearby cities of Gujarat. One can also go by shared vans via Mehsana. It takes approx 3 hours from the city Ahmedabad.
Entry Fee – Indian – INR 15 | Foreigner – INR 200
Timing – 8 AM to 6 PM (Everyday)
Also, to be visited Raja Ni Vav (King’s Stepwell), Patola House and Hanuman Temple
Patan is famous for Patola sarees, mostly made of silk cloth. Visit the local market and experience the beautiful, expensive and hand woven sarees once worn by the royal elite.
It was a scorching day with temperature soaring around 40 degree Celsius; thus the tour to Patan ended in half day. The surrounding is lush and step well is definitely a surprise while strolling around from the threshold.