Adi Kadi Vav in Junagadh – one of India’s earliest stepwells

Adi Kadi Vav in Junagadh – one of India’s earliest stepwells

Although Adi Kadi Vav lacks an imposing grandeur and intricacy of other stepwells  in Gujarat (Rani ki Vav and Adalaj Stepwell to name a couple), the structure is remarkable in its own way. It is believed to be one of the earliest stepwells in India, though none of the sources states explicitly which century it ...read more »

Rani ki Vav – the Stepwell of a Sorrowful Queen

Rani ki Vav – the Stepwell of a Sorrowful Queen

Charmed by the beautiful Adalaj Stepwell, I was determined to continue my acquaintance with this unusual architectural form. Luckily, the state of Gujarat is dotted with step wells of all sizes and levels of intricacy. As soon as I had a chance, I went for a trip to Patan – a small town 130 km ...read more »

Adalaj Stepwell near Ahmedabad – love at first step

Adalaj Stepwell near Ahmedabad – love at first step

When planning my trip to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in our neigbor state Gujarat, the first thing I researched was Adalaj stepwell. I've never heard of stepwells before coming to India, and exploring a new architectural form sounded like an adventure. And it was. What are stepwells? Stepwells are one of the most original India's contributions to ...read more »