Rani ki vav
Also known as Queen’s Stepwell, the Rani ki vav is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was constructed in the 11th century as a memorial to King Bhimdev I (of the Solanki dynasty) by his wife, Queen Udayamati. With a length of 64 metres and depth of 27 metres, complete with pillared multi-storey pavilions and sculptured panels, this historical site is an engineering marvel to behold. The steps of the stepwell are richly carved with the images of various gods and goddesses, mostly dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his forms. The carvings on the side walls also have depictions of apsaras (celestial women).