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Rani ki vav (The Queen's Stepwell): Facts about a World Heritage Site

17-MAY-2016 15:31

    Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) is situated at Patan in Gujarat state. It is located on the banks of the River Saraswati. It was built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD. Stepwells are considered as a water resource and storage systems on the Indian subcontinent. Rani-ki-Vav shows the ability of ‘ the craftsmens’  to build such an excellent stepwell.  The well is located at the westernmost end of the property and consists of a shaft, 10 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep.

    Picture of Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell):

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    1. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) is situated at Patan, Gujarat.

    2. It is situated on the bank of the River Saraswati.

    3. It was built as a memorial to a king in the eleventh to century AD.

    4. Rani-ki-Vav was built at the height of craftsmens’ ability in stepwell construction and the Maru-Gurjara architectural style.

    5. The well is located at the westernmost end of the property and consists of a shaft, 10 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep.

    6. It is a world heritage site since 2014.

    7. Rani-ki-Vav is an excellent example of a water storage system which is very popular across the Indian subcontinent.

    8. The property is protected as a national monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites (ASI) Act of 1958 amended by its revision of 2010.

    9. The management of the Rani-ki-Vav is the sole responsibility of the ASI.

    10. The Archaeological survey of India is very alert regarding the risk preparedness and disaster management because Rani-ki-Vav is situated in an earthquake prone area.

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