Stepwells were introduced in the Western semi-arid regions of India during the 15th and 16th centuries to combat seasonal changes and to support agriculture throughout the year. The Adalaj Stepwell holds a position of significance because of its history and architecture.
It is believed that the project for the stepwell was undertaken by a Vaghela ruler named Rana Veer Singh for the welfare of his subjects. Adalaj Stepwell exhibits a marvelous Solanki style of architecture and is five stories deep.
This octagonal structure was supported by intricately inscribed pillars, which still serves as a significant source of tourist attractions and is one of the most visited tourist places in Gandhinagar.
Location - Adalaj Road, Gandhi Nagar
Timings - 24 hours open
Best Time to visit - Daytime