Poetry on Rock : 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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Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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Really wonderful to see, Jithin. Such a lot of painstaking work must have gone into creating these. Thanks for sharing your photos. 🙂


Glorious detail, I am a fan of stepwells or ‘baoris’ too 🙂


Sri Kri

Amazing pictures.:)

Sriram & Krithiga


Beautifully captured!

Ayushi joshi

i have been there and oh that beauty. love the way you’ve captured it through your lens 😀


These are beautiful poems carved onto rocks, and captured beautifully in your photos. Hope to see these poems someday. Thanks for the visit 🙂

I. J. Khanewala

Great place. I had great memories of this place and went back again to Adalaj this year. Interestingly, I caught a pigeon sitting in almost exactly the same place as in your top photo: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/the-step-well-of-adalaj/

Is there something going on in the pigeon world which we don’t know about? Would you be interested in inviting pictures of pigeons sitting at the same spot?


what a fascinating place… the light in the first shot is so dramatic, magical…

shoma abhyankar

I too have visited this Adalaj vav…it is beautiful indeed. In fact my write up on this step well is in progress at my blog. You should also visit Rani ki Vav at Ahmedabad… http://astonishingindia.net/2014/12/31/rani-ki-vavqueens-stepwell-patan-gujrat/


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I’d never heard of of a Stepwell.

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