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Private Tour of Modhera Sun Temple and Rani ki Vav

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Product Code : AGORA269

Experience the grandeur of two of Gujarat's architectural gems with the Private Tour of Modhera Sun Temple and Rani ki Vav. Visit the stunning Sun Temple, dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God and marvel at the intricate carvings and impressive architecture. Discover the subterranean world of Rani ki Vav, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India's largest and most ornate stepwells. With a private guide, enjoy a personalized and immersive tour of these historic landmarks.

8:00 am - Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel in Ahmedabad, and begin your journey towards the Modhera Sun Temple. The temple is located about 100 km from Ahmedabad, and the drive takes around 2.5 to 3 hours.

10:00 am - Arrive at Modhera Sun Temple, one of the most stunning examples of Hindu architecture in India. The temple was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty. Your guide will provide you with insights into the history and significance of the temple as you explore its intricate carvings and stunning architecture.

As you enter the temple complex, you'll be greeted by a large stepwell known as the Surya Kund, which was built to store water for the temple. The stepwell is adorned with over 1000 sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses, as well as animals and celestial beings. The sculptures are intricately carved and represent the high level of craftsmanship that was present during the Solanki era.

At the center of the complex is the main temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya. The temple is designed in such a way that during the equinoxes, the first rays of the rising sun illuminate the idol of Surya in the sanctum sanctorum. Your guide will explain the significance of the temple's design and the rituals that are performed here.

12:30 pm - Drive to Rani Ki Vav Stepwell about 60 km from Modhera where we will take a break for lunch.

1:30 pm - After lunch, visit Rani Ki Vav a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered to be one of the most beautiful stepwells in India. The stepwell was built in the 11th century by Queen Udayamati in memory of her husband, King Bhimdev I.

As you approach Rani Ki Vav, you'll see a grand entrance that leads to a flight of steps that take you down to the stepwell. The stepwell is about 64 meters long, 20 meters wide, and over 27 meters deep, with seven levels of steps adorned with more than 500 sculptures. The sculptures depict Hindu gods and goddesses, mythological scenes, and scenes from everyday life.

Your guide will explain the significance of stepwells in the region and how they were used for water conservation, especially during the dry season. You'll also learn about the intricate engineering that went into building such large and complex structures during ancient times.

3:30 pm - Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Rani Ki Vav, admiring the intricate carvings and stunning architecture of this ancient stepwell. Your guide will explain the stories and legends behind some of the sculptures and carvings.

5:00 pm - Drive back to Ahmedabad and drop-off at your hotel or preferred location.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.