Bai Harir ni Vav ( Stepwell )

Bai Harir ni Vav ( Stepwell )

Bai Harir ni Vav ( Stepwell )
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Bai Harir Sultani Stepwell is situated in the area of Asarva, A beautiful iconic step-well was built in december 1499. It was during the reign of Mahmud Shah that Bai Harir Sultani, Hazrat Bai Harir Sultani was a very religious, influential woman. She was the superintendent of the royal harem at Abul Fatah Nasredin Mahmud Shah (King Mehmood Begada). She had established this incredible heritage not from the royal treasury but from the capital deposited from her salary, locally known as Dhai Harir, The name later corrupted into Dada Hari ni vav. Creating this invaluable heritage cost 34,0000 at the time,Which currently has an estimated value of over Rs 3000 crore, Built in sandstone in indo - islamic architectural style, the Bai Harir Sultani Stepwell is five stories deep. It is octagonal (8-sided polygon) in plan at the top, built on intricately carved large number of pillars. Each floor is spacious enough to provide for people to congregate.
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Leanne K
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Awesome place!!! We just wandered in off the street, no charge, no crowds, no problems. The step well is an architectural gem, ornate carving, amazing feat of ancient engineering. We were free to wonder around and immerse ourselves in the building. An absolute must see!!!
Written 15 January 2024
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Arj Desai
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The stepwell was built in 1485 by Dhai Harir, a household lady of Mahmud Begada according to the Persian inscription in the stepwell. She was the superintendent of the royal harem.

Dhai Harir built a mosque and a tomb in which she was buried. The well bears two inscriptions, one in Sanskrit on the south, and one in Arabic on the north wall, of the first gallery.

A Sanskrit inscription says that the step-well was built in December 1499 AD. It was during the reign of Mahmud Shah that Bai Harir Sultani, locally known as Dhai Harir, built the step-well. The name later corrupted into Dada Hari. It costed 3,29,000 Mahmudis (₹ 3 lakh) at that time. The ornate step-well has spiral staircases pieced into the sidewall of the well shaft and descending to the different platform levels.
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Written 15 August 2023
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Elvis Bhoir
Ahmedabad, India6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The place shows the art of the city or state. This place seems very historical. The more you go down the stepwell the cooler it gets. You may find good clicks and videos.
Written 8 January 2023
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Sreyansh
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Art of our fore father's was amazing you can see The one of the world best heritage place in Ahmedabad must visited place.
Written 27 October 2022
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Hussain M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Wow. What an underrated and under-known masterpiece. Built in 1499 by Bai Harir out of her personal wealth and adjacent to a mosque and her mausoleum, this was worth every penny and second of our time. (although the entry is free and the local guide refused to take money from us). If you are in Ahmedabad and interested in History, a must visit.
Written 1 October 2022
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Sourav_KS
Pune, India82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Not so popular among tourists compared to the Adalaj Stepwell, and located within city with no proper direction or publicity, but it is worth a visit just to see the architecture and photography.

Less crowded

Need maintenance as one could not go till the lower end because it is dark with bats inside.

Within the complex there is also Tomb of Bai Harir Sultani and Dai Halima Sultani Mosque, both architecture similar to other Tombs and Mosques built during the Sultanate Period.
Written 19 August 2022
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Gautam1979
Kharar, India48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
It is a good heritage place which is maintained well by the authorities. The ticket charges are okay too (not that expensive)
Written 19 January 2022
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Eric D
Cologny, Switzerland275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Amazing underground structure. At first you think you're in the middle of nowhere (and quite far from town), but in fact it's quite impressive!
Written 28 September 2020
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Monck
Abbotsford, Canada280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Not as popular as the other one in the city but it is not touristy.
It is 15th century 25m deep no water when we visited and one can also access the old spiral staircase. Behind the wells is also a 15th century mosque as well which we were graciously invited to tour
Written 20 March 2020
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Brian T
Peterborough, UK220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited the step well and was told the very sad story of its building and death surrounding its history. Not a place to visit if your not too stable as its 88 steps down to the well. Architecturally its amazing and well worth the visit.
Written 13 March 2020
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