Rani-ki-Vav is located on the banks of the __________River in Patan, Gujarat.

Q. Rani-ki-Vav is located on the banks of the __________River in Patan, Gujarat.

A. Tapti
B. Mahi
C. Saraswati
D. Banas

Answer: C. Saraswati

Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River.

Rani (Queen) Udayamati commissioned this vav or stepwell, in 1063 AD  in the memory of her husband King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty (also commonly known as Chaulukya dynasty).

Rani-ki-Vav is a single-component, water management system divided into seven levels of stairs and sculptural panels of high artistic and aesthetic quality.

Rani-ki-Vav was excavated in the late 1980s The stepwell was flooded by the nearby Saraswati River and silted over until the late 1980s. When it was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India, the carvings were found in pristine condition.

It is protected as a national monument by the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Act of 1958 amended by its revision of 2010 and accordingly administrated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) added it to the list of World Heritage site in 2014.

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