Adalaj Step-well, Ahmedabad
Situated in the village of Adalaj near Ahmedabad, State of Gujarat in India is the Adalaj Step-well, an intricately carved structure. Built in 1499 by Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh – the Vaghela leader, the Step-well is a ‘Hindu water reservoir’ which during that period met the basic water needs in the area.
Otherwise known as Vav in Gujarati language, the step-wells are also the venues for vibrant and sacred festivals in the State. Featured in this video is the Adalaj Step-well, which shows the architectural grandeur of that time.