Q. The “Rani-ki vav” – UNESCO’s World Heritage Site belonged to the which dynasty?

[A] The Chamars

[B] The Solankies

[C] The Pratiharas

[D] The Chandellas

Answer: B

Explanation: The Solanki Rajputs are also known as the Chalukya family of Gujarat, which was different from the earlier Chalukyan dynasty of Badami.

  • It ruled parts of Gujarat and Kathiawar between c.950 and 1300 CE. Bhima I built the Sun temple of Modhera.
  • His wife Udaymati built the Rani-ki vav (Queen’s step well) in his memory, which is on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Source: Poonam Dahiya