Rahul takes out time from busy poll-schedule to visit Rani ki Vav, a world heritage site of UNESCO


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who continued his temple-visits on the third and final day of the fourth leg of his Navsarjan Gujarat Yatra also took some time out of his busy schedule to see the Rani ki vav, a world heritage site of UNESCO which is an intricately constructed step well situated in the town of Patan.

Rahul in the morning visited Vir Meghmaya temple in the town which is deemed an important temple of the Dalit community.

He later went on to see Rani Ki Vav taking a detour from his pre-fixed schedule.

Located on the banks of Saraswati River. Rani ki vav was built in Maru-Gurjara architecture style as a memorial to an 11th century Chalukya king Bhimdev 1 by his widowed wife queen Udaymati. It was included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014.

The step well was flooded by the nearby Saraswati River in the past and silted over until the late 1980s. When it was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India, the carvings were found in pristine condition.


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