Ran Ki Vav is the outstanding step well of Gujarat located in the town of Gujarat. This well was fed by the waters of the Saraswati River and dried out when water became infrequent. Constructed by Queen Udayamati in the tender remembrance of her husband King Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty, this remarkable piece of architecture is an awesome UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nostalgia of the previous glory is observed in the involved manner and statuettes of the expert craftsmen.
Rani-ki-Vav was erected at the altitude of craftsmen’s aptitude in step
It was verified that Gujarat had the most fanciful network of roads in India. However, what shocked me even more, was the efficiently preserved premises of Rani ki Vav. There were rambling green gardens nearby the area of the stepwell where a lot of Gujarati relations had come with their children to have some weekend fun. However, one could see large ribbons of green lawns being tremendously well kept and sparkling clean. The proud Indian compassion just went a notch higher 🙂
One of the finest specimens
Stepwells which were industrialized in the arid region of Gujarat and Rajasthan in Western India are some of the finest specimens of lingo-built heritage in India. In their earliest forms, nothing more than plain stones dwindling the sides of a sandy pit, hence the subversive passageway was kept as brief as conceivable. Gradually, architects devised the means to strengthen these structures and the corridors were expanded vastly in length and width. Other expansions included landings at regular intervals, domes with multiple storeys, and stepped passages, which to begin with were only an applied aide to the wells but later assimilated a character of their own. In this way, the modest village well, that omnipresent sign of human habitation, transformed itself into an outstandingly original and complex architectural form.
Ran-ki-Vav has grieved widespread harm in the past. There is an indication that repeated flooding of the Sarasvati River brought down the upper parts of the construction leave-taking substantial deposits of sand. Then, in the early 19th century, entire pillars and physical components of the upper storeys of the rotundas. Inundated by the river’s periodic deposits and despoiled of its visible remains, Ran-ki-Vav experienced neglect. Although its existence was known of, it received little consideration over the following century.
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Video link : Ran ki Vav