Helikal Vav, A 14th Century Spiral Stepwell by Biren Brahmbhatt

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Helikal Vav is a 8th Century stepwell with spiral strair case going down to the well of water… However, the well is presently blocked as this place was buried under ground for more than nine centuries… It is one of the group of monuments which are declared as World Heritge by UNESCO under Champaner Ruins…

Champaner, Gujarat, India.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Tamron 18-270mm VC Di II
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure: 1/160 Secs. @ ISO 100
Converted B&W in Adobe Lightroom 3.3


  • moyo
    moyoover 3 years ago

    very impressive. why was it burried?

  • Thanks a much Moyo… :-)

    Actually this entire archaeology site was buried for year after year due to floods, as it was located on the banks of a river, course of which was alter by a massive earthquake in the past… The floods afterwards buried the entire architecture…

    Archaeological Survey of India has been doing an excellent job digging out such places and preserving it…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • MWhitham
    MWhithamover 3 years ago

    Nice work and thanks for the info too.

  • Thank you so much Martin… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • Aah… that’s so good to see it feature… Thanks Shadowlea and the Group…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image! The b&w tones are perfect for this. Great use of the architecture in your composition. Congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much Damienne… Your comment encourages me… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way group

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Wow… a feature again… simply stunned as this is 4th feature in totality in past two days… Thanks a ton Cee and the group…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • wildone
    wildoneover 3 years ago

    great image

  • Dear Wildone… Thanks a million tons for dropping by and looking at my work… your B&Ws are terrific… that’s why it means a load of encouragement to me when a compliments comes from you…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Dieter Tracey
    Dieter Traceyover 3 years ago

    An excellent abstract composition Biren! love it :)

  • Thank you so much Dear Friend… :-) glad you loved it…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    August 2011

  • Woww… it’s always great feeling to be featured in Incredible India… Thanks Linaji and the group… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are a TOP TEN Winner of the Any Steps or Stairs challenge in the Cee’s Which Ways Group (click banner to go to challenge)

  • Thank you Cee… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 2 years ago


  • Wow… This is a happy news after about 15 days of absolute vacation… (without internet connectivity)… Thanks Judith, Group and Members… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

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