Ahmedabad / Gujarat · June 7, 2021

Dada Harir Stepwell

Dada Harir Stepwell also called as Bai Harir ni Vav is 15 kilometres from Ahmedabad’s city centre. This stepwell, erected in 1499 under Sultan Begada’s harem’s supervision. It features five tiers of carved stone columns leading down to two small wells, which are now often bone dry. Even on the hottest days, the depths remain cool, and it’s a fascinating and scary area. The top of the overflow canals are a remnant of times when water tables were much higher than they are now. The 16th-century Dai Halima Mosque, located behind the stepwell, is the mausoleum of a royal midwife named Halima, complete with exquisite jali screens. The monument is off the usual path and one of the city’s most tranquil spots.

Dada Hari Ni Vav History

Combination of Arabic and Sanskrit
Combination of Arabic and Sanskrit

Dhai Harir ordered the construction of the stepwell was the superintendent. The stepwell consist of two encryptions in Arabic and Sanskrit on the north and south side of the wall which describes the beauty of the stepwells. This holy and wholesome water; the splendid travelers’ rest-house enclosed on four sides by carved and painted walls, and a grove of fruit trees with their fruit, a well, and a pool of water for the use of man and heist, were built in the reign of the Sultan of the Sultans of the Age, established by the grace of God and of the faith, Abul Fath Mahmud Shah, son of Muhammad Shah, son of Ahmed Shah, son of Muhammad Shah, son of Muzaffar Shah the Sultan, may God keep his kingdom, according to the Arabic writing. The step-well was created in December 1499 AD, according to the sanskrit inscription.

Dada Harir Stepwell Architecture

Architecture of Dada Harir Stepwell
Architecture of Dada Harir Stepwell

Dada Harir Stepwell has a divine architecture made with a sandstone and is 5 storey deep providing a spacious area therefore covering a large volume of water. 3 entrances lead to the depth of the stepwell thus adds a unique feature to it.

Bai Harir Sultani Mosque

Mosque above Dada Harir stepwell
Mosque above Dada Harir stepwell

On the top of the stepwell is a beautiful mosque covered with a large dome which further makes the whole architecture eye catching.

Dada Harir Stepwell Timings

Mon-Sun: 7:00AM-6:00PM

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How To Reach Bai Harir Ki Vav

Flight – Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport connects the state to all major Indian cities as well as vital international destinations.

Train – Kalupur is home to the city’s principal railway station. This station is part of India’s well-known national railway network, with connections to all of the country’s main cities.

Road – State and private buses are a fantastic way to go about the state’s smaller communities.