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Adalaj Stepwell

Heritage site, Gujarat

Adalaj Stepwell, also known as Adalaj ni Vav, is a magnificent stepwell located in the village of Adalaj, just 18 kilometers north of Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat. This stunning architectural marvel is a prime example of Indo-Islamic design and craftsmanship. The stepwell was built in the 15th century by Queen Rudabai in memory of her husband, Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty.
The Adalaj Stepwell serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. Its intricate architecture combines elements of Hindu and Islamic styles, resulting in a captivating blend of art and utility. The stepwell's primary function was to provide a reliable source of water and a cool respite during the scorching summer months, making it an essential part of the local community's life.

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