An elaborate memorial monument in the shape of a two-storied Chhatri, which is a pillar dome, is situated on the Jhajjar road at the entrance to the farrukhnagar town.
The most attractive feature of the place is the colorful Chitrakala that narrates the life of Lord Krishna carved on the ceiling of the monument. An inscription within the ceiling frescoes dates it to Vikram Samvat 1918, i.e. 1861 AD.
It has eight arched openings on each floor and floral decorative designs. The Chattri has a pointed arched opening that makes the place bright and airy. It was also used as the Hawa Mahal.
The monument was very vibrant at one point of time. As on date due to lack of maintenance and negligence the monument is surrounded by weeds all over. One can however still see and feel the extravagant architecture that was once done on it.
The name (Sethani Ki Chhatri ) suggests that it belonged to a merchants wife.
Adalaj Ki Vav in Adalaj is one of the popular excursion spots in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Adalaj ki Vav is a marvel of architecture. The unique water work is an excellent blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The Well was constructed by the Rani Rudabai in 1499 A.D. The uniqueness of Adalaj Ki Vav lies in the fact that there are Islamic Motifs too are carved on the walls of this Hindu Vav.
History of Adalaj Ki Vav — As the legend goes, Sultan Beghara was attracted to the beauty of Rani Rudabai – the queen of Vaghela King – Veer Singh. On getting a refusal from her, he killed the King Veer Singh and again sent the proposal. Seeing the intentions of the adamant Sultan she begged to complete the Steep Well, she had begun in the memory of her Husband. Sultan agreed and the Queen took another 20 years for the completion of the Vav. The sultan then again sent the proposal, upon which the Queen took a Jal Samadhi in the Adalaj Steep Well. Today this Adalaj ki Vav stands telling the eternal love story.
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