Rani Ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) is a wonderful example of the Royal Step Well near Patan, Gujarat, built between 1022-1063 AD. It is located on the banks of the river Saraswati and was built as a monument to King Bhimdev I in the 11th century. The Rani Ki Vav Marndhi temple and the complex of seven levels of stairs were built in the Maru-Gujara architectural style and hold more than that. 500 main sculptures.
The only real sign of Patan’s previous glory is this surprisingly beautiful step. Located on the banks of the river Saraswati, it is one of the oldest and finest stepwells in Gujarat and is remarkably well preserved. Steps down multiple levels with carved pillars and lines of more than 800 sculptures
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Stepwell was built in 1063 by Queen Udayamati of the Chailukya dynasty in memory of her husband, Bhimdev I. The Jain monk, Merutunga’s composition of 1304, mentions that Udaymati, daughter of Narvarah Khangra, built this stepwell at Patan. The same composition also mentions that Stepwell began in 1063 and was completed 20 years later.