In the late afternoon we had an excursion around Ahmedabad. Knowing our interest in stepwells, our guide showed us the little-visited Dada Harir Vav in a old section of Ahmedabad.
|Similar in layout to Adalaj Vav, Dada Harir Vav is smaller and not as elaborately decorated. The low-angle evening sun and a dusty lens made photography less than optimal!|
|Like Adalaj, this stepwell has multiple levels of galleries.|
|Again, like Adalaj, this stepwell has a single long staircase from the top to the bottom.|
|A study of niches. The right-most niche contains an inscription in Urdu? Persian? This set shows how architectural elements may be symmetrical (placement, design), yet each be unique. (Click on the photo for a larger version.)|
|We were here!|