Rani Ki Vav, Gujarat

The Queen's Stepwell or Rani Ki Vav is a sub terrain rock cut step well on the banks of the river Saraswati in the Patan town of Gujarat in India. The most found instance of step well use is found in the provinces of Indian subcontinent where the flourish of Indus Valley civilization occurred. However the most recent exaction of a certain sub terrain step well architecture confirms the use of step well and that too at the fag end of 1st millennium CE. The Rani Ki Vav in Patan is that proof.

Rani Ki Vav is actually an inverted temple built along the banks of the river according to the design and civil architecture of step wells unearthed as late as in the year 1980s by the Archaeological Survey of India because the site remains flooded by the recurrent floods in Saraswati River

As the name states the step well inverted temple was built by the order and under the supervision of a certain queen of the Chaulukya Dynasty. After the death of Chaulukya King Bhimdev I in 1064 CE, his widowed queen, Udaymati and his son Karna, built this structure as a memorial of the late king. The temple is made of rock cutting and edifice sculpturing based of Maru Gurjara architectural style. The temple has many pillars and intricate corridors with a central courtyard and a main stepping welling of five stages. The temple houses as many as 500 principal sculptures and statues of which the main ate the ten avatars or incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

This is a great tourist attraction and a place of great historical and architectural brilliance. The site has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and conferred as the Cleanest Iconic Place by INDOSAN.


Rani Ki Vav open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

35 INR for Indians, BIMSTEC and SAARC Nationals, 550 INR for Others Foreign Nationals and children upto 15 yrs of age allow free of cost.

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Ram babu prank
22 February 2024
Tickit charge one person 20 year old??
And camera charges

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Spartacus K
30 December 2023
Excellent Architecture & Awesome construction.... Incredible India. Must Visit at least once with family.

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20 November 2023
hame shoot karne ke liye kiski permition leni padegi?

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darshit daksheshkumar patel
05 August 2023
Good, very nice place once in a life must visit place

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Dilipsinh kaluji Solanki
28 October 2022
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Meena Patel
16 April 2024

1 person ticket price??

Supriya Prasad
18 December 2023

1person ticket price ?

Deepa Gajjar
14 November 2023

What is ticket price

by Ashish Patel
19 November 2023

Somebody posted Rs. 35 ticket price and for children upto 15 years of age, it is free

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Deepa Gajjar
15 November 2023

What is ticket price

Anjali Date
10 October 2023

Can we visit this rani ki vav during Diwali 2023
n new year too?