Post the demonetization in 2016, the Indian government have been releasing a new set of currency notes. Apart from the 2000 rupee currency note, which showcases the Mangalyaan space satellite on the back, all the other new currency notes showcase the numerous UNESCO Planet Heritage Web-sites of India. This is a good way to market our wealthy heritage and increase tourism. I am quite confident that you would have noticed these heritage web pages on our currency notes, but not confident if you recognize their crucial status in our country’s wealthy heritage and tourism.
The most recent entry in this currency series is the purple/lavender colour 100 (One particular Hundred) rupee note. On the back of this 100 rupee note is the 11th century marvel of a stepwell referred to as Rani Ki Vav or Queen’s Stepwell that is situated at a modest town referred to as Patan in North West Gujarat. I occurred to be holidaying in this portion of Gujarat when this currency note seemed to be coming into appropriate circulation. So, when I did arrive at Rani Ki Vav at Patan (the erstwhile capital of Gujarat) following exploring the heritage city of Ahmedabad and the offbeat heritage town of Siddhpur, I got hold of a 100 rupee note and clicked the image of the note and the stepwell structure. A lot of folks have been performing the similar and it was an exciting factor to do in this definitely beautiful sculpted beauty.
The image on the 100 rupee note does not portray the correct beauty of this spot and therefore I propose every person to take a look at this spot on their subsequent vacation to Gujarat. The intricate carvings and the sculpting right here is unbelievable and the truth that this marvel of engineering and creativity served as a spot of entertainment for the folks although they filled their day-to-day ration of water says volumes about the Chalukya and the Solanki dynasties that ruled Gujarat in that time. I will be writing a detailed post with a great lots of photographs and videos about Rani Ki Vav in my subsequent handful of weblog posts. So do keep tuned for that and bookmark this spot for future vacation suggestions.
Right here is a list of the UNESCO Planet Heritage Web-sites that are on the back of the new Indian currency notes. I have explored and seasoned all of them. Have you?
500 Rupee Note: Red Fort, Delhi
200 Rupee Note: Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
100 Rupee Note: Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
50 Rupee Note: Vittala Temple, Hampi, Karnataka
10 Rupee Note: Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha