Beauty from History

Posting some of the photos of ‘Adalaj House Well or Rudabai Stepwell is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj, close to Ahmedabad city and in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. it was built in 1499 by Mahmud Nevada for his Queen Rudabai, wife of Veersingh, the Vaghela Cheiftain. It is an example of Indo-Islam fusion architecture work.

The step well or ‘Vav‘, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep. Such step wells were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals. 

The steps lead to water and in water, oh dear God, I seek you!

Beauty at every step, as we see the step well! 

Mirroring itself, yet not a complete reflection.

Amazing art work

mindblowing photo frame, couldn’t resist myself! 

Photo credits – Rucha Abhay Pagar