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Visit Dada Hari Vav (Stepwell)

Water conservation has been of prime importance in Gujarat since antiquity Such can be appreciated from the 120 or so odd step-wells that are scattered in different parts of the state. Two prominent step-wells can be admired in Ahmedabad itself. One is Mata Bhawani ni Vav and the other is Dada Hari ni Vav, located at an approximate 20min walking distance from each other. Both the step-wells are distinctly diverse in architecture and ethos. While the former is colourful and lively, the latter is imposing and pure.

Water conservation has been of prime importance in Gujarat since antiquity Such can be appreciated from the 120 or so odd step-wells that are scattered in different parts of the state. Two prominent step-wells can be admired in Ahmedabad itself. One is Mata Bhawani ni Vav and the other is Dada Hari ni Vav, located at an approximate 20min walking distance from each other. Both the step-wells are distinctly diverse in architecture and ethos. While the former is colourful and lively, the latter is imposing and pure.

Located on the eastern side of the Old City in Asarva is the octagonal-shaped, Dada Hari ni Vav. The seven-storey structural display is one grand show of intricately carved walls, columns, floral sculptures and beautiful carvings. Sunlight filters through its various levels to create an amazing look within the step-well. A spiral staircase spans its entire height. The step-well basically served as a retreat for weary travellers and is now a delight for eager tourists. Dada Hari ni Vav brings to life Muslim and Hindu architectures along with Arabic and Sanskrit scriptures.

Few interesting points:

  • The step-well was constructed in the year 1499A.D, as is written on an inscription near the well.
  • Construction was carried-out by Bai Harir Sultani during the reign of Mahmud Shah.
  • Entire cost had summed up-to 3,29,000Mahmudis (more than one lakh rupees).
  • Just behind the step-well is the tomb and mosque of Sultani.
  • Visiting hours: 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • it is ~8km from Ahmedabad.   

Timing

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

History Buffs, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage
  • Altitude

    53 m from sea level
  • STD Code

    02631
  • Best Season

    Oct – Mar
  • State/Code

    /380xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Gujarati, Hindi and English