Climb down to Adalaj step-well

A game of light and shadow

When visiting my parents in Ahmadabad,  I took my partner sightseeing in this incredible land, India.

climbing down in search of shadow

One of the highlights of Ahmedabad is the Adalaj step well which is also known as Rudabai step well (in local language Adalaj ni vav).

The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is also magnificent, but unfortunately they don’t allow any phones and cameras in the temple so we don’t have pictures to show. It is; however, a must-see if you are in the region.

Walls speak history

Adalaj step-well is located half-and-hour away from Ahmedabad city, in a village called Adalaj in district of Gandhinagar.

Feel like celebrity

The step-well is particularly striking because of its octagonal shape; it has steps going down through five levels of stone columns and walls, carved with stunning Sanskrit and Arabic script. It is five stories deep.

A spiritual vibe surrounds the well

Such step wells were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat. They provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals.

Fairy-tale scenery

The temperature inside the well is about six degrees lower than in the outside so you will never want to leave. This encouraged the women who came to fetch water to spend more time in the cool climes here. They stayed in to worship the gods and goddesses, and to gossip.

The architecture is remarkable

But now it’s populated by pigeons and most of the area is restricted.


It is challenging to find a good photographer among the crowd, but we did find one 🙂

This is possibly one of the most glorious wells (or vav in local language) I have seen in my life.

Enjoy calm

As I’m stylist I styled my self in Indian dress and tied scarf borrowed from my mom in African style, I always love to experiment with my looks.

My smile says it all

What I Wore

Pair of earrings : Forever New

Scarf : Fabindia

Dress : Locally sourced

Watch : Micheal Kors

Pair of Footwear : Cat walk

Until next time



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sneha Parekh says:

    Loved the historical architecture… The engraved walls and brown colour is attractive…
    Your poise adds to your style…
    The tied scarf is a unique sense of fashion which makes you stand out…
    Last but not the least your smile is worth a million dollar…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much or such kind words Sneha Parekh 🙂


  2. Sameer. says:

    Love your travel blog. Keep sharing. Will stay in touch as i have already followed your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you like it, sure more coming up!
      (Stay tuned)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sameer. says:

        Sure. Thankyouu.

        Liked by 1 person

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