AdalajStepwell is a historic stepwell whose architectural designs are the major source of attraction for the visitors. It is the only stepwell of the state which comes with 3 entrance stairs. It is an octagonal shaped stepwell whose architectural pattern is still a subject of study among the researchers. It is a finest specimen which represents the fusion of Indo Islamic influences in terms of design and architecture.
These three intricately built stairs jointly merged with first storey which represents a vast square shaped platform in the underground of this well. This underground well comprises of two most essential structures that have been carved out from the single rock which are commonly known as KalpVriksha and Ami Khumboor. It is not possible for thesunlight to directly penetrate into the interior parts of the well and it is the main reason why there is a sharp temperature difference of about six degree between the exterior and interior region of this stepwell. Apart from collecting water, the well is also used for worshipping the deities engraved on the walls by the local villagers that time.
Ideal Visiting Time
The ideal period to visit this popular stepwell is from October to March when the climate is quite pleasant and an atmosphere of festivity is prevailing upon the state.