Patan Rani Ki Vav Amazing Technique 360 Degree View Video
Amazing Technique 360 Degree Watch Video of Patan Rani Ki Vav: Patan Rani Ki Vav. It is situated on the banks of river Saraswati and was built as a monument to King Bhimdev I of 11th century AD. Rani ki Vav was built in the complex Gujaratsmita architectural style with an inverted temple and seven levels of stairs and has over 500 prominent sculptures.
The only real sign of Patan’s former glory is this astonishingly beautiful stepwell. Situated on the banks of the Saraswati River, it is one of the oldest and finest stepwells in Gujarat and is remarkably well preserved. The stairs lead down through several levels with rows of carved pillars and more than 800 sculptures, mostly on Vishnu-avatar themes, as well as striking geometric patterns.
The stepwell is built in the form of an inverted temple. It displays the exquisite craftsmanship and unique Gujarat Asmita architectural style of that era and houses sculptures like the Vimalvasahi Temple at Mount Abu and the Sun Temple at Modhera.
The stepwell was built in 1063 by Queen Udayamati of Chalukya dynasty in the memory of her husband.
Bhimdev first. Jain monk, Merutunga’s 1304 composition mentions that Udaymati, daughter of Naravarah Khangara, built this stepwell at Patan. It is also mentioned in the same composition that the stepwell was commissioned in 1063 and was completed after 20 years.
Archaeologists Henry Cousens and James Burgess visited it in the 1890s when it was completely buried under silt and only the shaft and a few pillars were visible. The stepwell was rediscovered in the 1940s, and the Archaeological Survey of India restored it in the 1980s. The stepwell has been listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2014.
How to get there?
by road :
Shared jeeps are a bit faster, but less.
Train can take you to Mehsana (1 hour). From there you have to catch a bus to Patan.
The nearest airport from Patan is Ahmedabad, located at a distance of 125 km. The airport here, in turn, is connected to international and Indian cities. There is a railway station at Patan for easy access.