A visit to Gujarat is incomplete without visiting the gorgeous Rani ka vaw or Queen’s step well.
It had been submerged in a flood, with only the well and some side walls remained visible. The ASI excavated it in 1958 and in 10 years uncovered this exquisite vaw.
The central theme is of Lord Vishbu and his avatars, along with apsaras.
Tradition says that the Rani ka vaw was constructed under the auspices of Udayamati the mother of Karnadeva and queen of Bhlmadeva (dr, 1022-1063 A. D.)
The Mahisaasur Mardini
A beautiful apsara
It is made of bricks faced with hewn stones. Large vertical stone brackets in pairs were built into the walls to support the galleries.
Some gorgeous geometric patterns used in Patan Patola sarees
You can watch the guide describing the rest.