On the fringes of Ahmedabad is a stepwell built by the harem keeper of a medieval Sultan. Noted for its stunning craftsmanship and plunging five storeys deep, this vav is a powerful symbol of communal harmony. Yes, Dada Harir ni Vav tells quite a story!
It may be hard to imagine today but there were once over 100 baolis or stepwells scattered across the nation’s capital. Few have survived the test of time. The most well-kept one is nestled within the historic Red Fort Complex and is 300 years older than the monument itself. Read on to find out what secrets are hidden within its deep recesses.