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Poetry on Rock : Adalaj Stepwell

Adalaj stepwell

It was during my hitch hiking trip to Ahmedabad, I went to see this marvellous craftsmanship. A stepwell in Adalaj, Ahmedabad.

Adalaj Step well
Adalaj Step well

A stepwell is are well or ponds in which the water may be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected and are often of architectural significance.

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There are a lot of stepwells in Gujarat, but the one in Adalaj is the famous one.

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If you want to know more about the history of Adalaj stepwell, you can read it on Wikipedia.

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I am going to show you what my eyes got attracted to. The carvings, the poems written on rocks by master craftsmen!

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Poetry on rock

This is one of my favourite part of the Stepwell. This picture is the header for my Twitter and Facebook! Even the featured picture of  first post here. Now you know this picture is special to me.

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Let the elephants march

So let the poetry begins.

Hope you enjoyed these poems. Hats off to the craftsmen. Salude to their determination, dedication, talent and skill.  

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107 thoughts on “Poetry on Rock : Adalaj Stepwell

    1. Thank you Ayushi. Glad you liked it. If you have a blog post from there, please share it so that I can have a look at Adalaj through your perspective 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing the link.
      Haha.. I dont know much about the pigeon world. I can think of inviting entries for such a picture.
      Well did you see, a few of our pictures are similar looking. I guess that is how we all look at certain things!

    1. Thank you so much Meredith. Even I never heard of a stepwell before I made this journey. These travels do teach us certain new things for sure 🙂

  1. where is the poem only pictures and why is that I can’t make this out as a well…only first picture looks like water and steps on it…interesting…

  2. Gosh! Why am I seeing these beautiful carvings just here? These should be spread to the world. Why did not I ever see this in any nat geo mag? You have a great eye! Thank you so much for sharing this one.
    You should contact nat geo for the pictures. 😉 They are gonna love them. 😀

    1. haha.. you are too kind and sweet to say that 😀
      I’m sure it will be somewhere in their database. And thank you so much for the generous appreciation 🙂

  3. The Poetry on rock need (and must) go to NG (the National Geo) Magazine!!! I also like the the corridor shot. Thank you for the “Throwback Thursday”!

  4. You hitch-hiked in Ahmedabad! That is my city… my home… my love. So putting aside the drama, I will search for more posts regarding Ahmedabad. A fresh perspective is needed.

    1. Thank you 🙂
      What you said is so true. But even today’s craftsmen are good too. The only difference and mainly the greatness lies is the difference in technology. That’s what I feel

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