Today, there are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India – the 6th largest number of sites in the world. Sadly, heritage sites need institutional support to protect the tales from the past.
Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’; Nivedita Giri; IB Times
The heritage site is said to be designed in the Maru-Gurjara architectural style or an ‘inverted temple’, highlighting the sanctity of water.
Rani ki vav is an ancient stepwell temple located on the banks of the Saraswati River, in the Gujarat state of India.
Pride of Patan: The journey of Rani Ki Vav from a being buried art treasure to the reverse of the new Rs 100 note; Poulomi Banerjee; Hindustan Times
Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new Rs100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery…
So much of India is defined by its relationship to water. It’s a symbol for almost every aspect of life from purity to fertility to spirituality.
AutoCar drives to the beautiful UNESCO heritage site, Rani ki Vav, in Gujarat in a Hyundai Creta.