Where: Rani ki vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is 3.5 hours from Ahmedabad, and 1 hour from Mehsana by Road. The nearest railway station is Mehsana, from where one has to take a bus or taxi to reach Patan.
About: It was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. The minute and beautiful carving of this vav is one of the finest specimens of its kind. Just like its name, the Rani-Ki-Vav is now considered to be the queen among step wells of India, Rani means Queen in Hindi.
There are several pillared pavilions to reach the deep well below, though walking down to the step well is restricted. There are more than 800 elaborate sculptures among seven galleries. The central theme is the Dasavataras, or ten incarnations of Vishnu, including Buddha.
The entry fee is 5 rs for Indians and 2 USD for foreigners and the timings is 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
If you plan to visit the Rani ki Vav, also go to the Modhera’s Sun Temple which is 30-35 kms from this site.
Read here Modhera’s Sun Temple