Rani Ki Vav -The Queen’s Step Well

Rani Ki Vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in the Gujarat state of India. It is located on the banks of the Saraswati river. Wikipedia

Address: Mohan Nagar Society, Mohan Nagar Society, Patan, Gujarat 384265

UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription: 2014

UNESCO Site Id: 922

Area: 4.68 ha (11.6 acres)

 

Ranki vav “Queen’s stepwell amazing view By NCERT

What is special about Rani-ki-Vav?

Rani ki vav is considered the finest and one of the largest examples of stepwell architecture in Gujarat. It was built at the height of craftsmens’ ability in stepwell construction and the Maru-Gurjara architecture style, reflecting mastery of this complex technique and beauty of detail and proportions.

Where is ranki Ki Vav also known as Queen stepwell located?

Rani-ki-Vav is an exceptional example of a distinctive form of subterranean water architecture of the Indian subcontinent, the stepwell, which is located on the banks of the Saraswati River in Patan.

Who built ranki VAV?

Rani Udaymati: It was constructed by Rani Udaymati in memory of her husband, King Bhima 1, of the Chalukya or Solanki dynasty, which existed between 950 and 1300 CE. Rani Ki Vav is situated on the banks of the Saraswati river.

Why is the Rani-ki-Vav Recognised as a masterpiece?

“UNESCO has recognized this masterpiece as an exceptional example of technological development in utilizing groundwater resources in a single component, water management system and it illustrates the exceptional capacity to break large spaces into smaller volumes following ideal aesthetic proportions,” it said in a

How was Rani-ki-Vav discovered ?

Discovery. The stepwell was excavated by the Archeological Survey of India in the late 1980s and it was found in pristine condition.

Who was Queen Udaymati?

Queen Udaymati was the wife of King Bhimdev of Solanki. She loved her husband very much. After the king died in the year 1063, the queen along with her son built the famous Rani Ki Vav which is a stepwell.

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