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About the walk

Thanks to arid regions in western India, we see a lot of stunning vavs (stepwells) in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. These vavs were built with the intention of  storing rainwater for longer periods of time. Of all these vavs, the one at Adalaj is of unique importance. The vav’s intrinsic carving is not the only thing spectacular about it; the tale behind its creation is equally striking!


Built in 1499, the vav incorporates design elements from Hindu as well as Islamic architecture. It is the only vav with three different entrances that lead      to the main well. Its  beauty is still intact and the intrinsic details of the carvings have endured through time so beautifully that it still leaves any onlooker astounded.  

Meeting Time
08:15 am
Event Date
Event Time
08:30 am ~ 10:00 am

Adalaj Vav—A Stepwell with a Tragic Tale

In Partnership With

The One With A Plan
Interglobe Foundation

Led By

Nayan Jaiswal

Meeting Time

08:15 AM

Meeting point

Adalaj Vav’s Gate, Near the Temple

About the walk

Thanks to arid regions in western India, we see a lot of stunning vavs (stepwells) in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. These vavs were built with the intention of  storing rainwater for longer periods of time. Of all these vavs, the one at Adalaj is of unique importance. The vav’s intrinsic carving is not the only thing spectacular about it; the tale behind its creation is equally striking!


Built in 1499, the vav incorporates design elements from Hindu as well as Islamic architecture. It is the only vav with three different entrances that lead      to the main well. Its  beauty is still intact and the intrinsic details of the carvings have endured through time so beautifully that it still leaves any onlooker astounded.  

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• Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water.

• Photography is allowed.

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