Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2014, Rani ki Vav is an complex step well located in Patan town of Gujarat. A wonderful instrument which uses technological knowledge to utilize underground water. Sitautaed at the banks of river Saraswati, the building was built as a memorial of the 11th Century AD king of the Solanki dynasty, Bhimdeva I and was excavated in the 1980s by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Known for: Intricately constructed historic step well, with statues of Hindu Gods adorning its stairs.
How to reach: Either it can be reached by any local road transport from the nearest airport, which is at Ahmedabad, or the nearest railhead located at Patan (4km).
Approximate Cost:Approx. INR 5 for Indian citizens and USD 2 for foreign nationals
Operating hours: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Type: Historic Site