Adlaj Vav, Ahmedabad

Excellence in water conservation

The lowermost level of the Adlaj Vav

Set in the quiet village near Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, the Adlaj Vav is one of hundreds of step wells built by rulers to help the population survive drought and seasonal water shortages.

The Vav (meaning well) at Adlaj has served as a refuge and resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along the trade routes that went through the town. Today is is a mere tourist attraction, an example of an Islamic flavour applied to Hindu construction and a footnote in history.

As per legend, the Hindu ruler Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty reigned over this territory known

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