: Adalaj Stepwell

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Located bout 19 kms north of Ahmedabad, the Adalaj Stepwell is a five-storied step-well. This water work is an excellent blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The step well is adorned with intricate carvings of leaves, flowers, birds, fish and other breathtaking ornamental designs. It was built in 1499 AD by Queen Rudabai. It served religious and utilitarian purposes for the people around though its origin is marred by tragedy. It used to be frequented by travellers and caravans as stopovers along their trade routes. There was a total difference of six degrees between the outside and inside of the well, thus making it a veritable air-conditioner.

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Artist: Wonders of India
Video title: : Adalaj Stepwell
Category: History
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