Dada Hari Vav
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Sidi Bashir Mosque
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Ahmedabad’s oldest restaurant boasts a long Indian, Chinese, veg and non-veg menu. You can eat simple fare downstairs in an open-fronted...
Dada Hari Vav information
This step-well, built in 1499 by the supervisor of Sultan Begada’s harem, has steps down through five levels of carved stone columns to two small wells, now often bone dry. The depths are cool, even on the hottest day, and it’s a fascinating and eerie place. Overflow channels at the top are a reminder of times when water tables were much higher than today. Behind the step-well, the 16th-century Dai Halima Mosque contains the mausoleum of a royal midwife named Halima, with nice jali (carved lattice) screens.