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Chand Baori, Abhaneri

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Ruin Historic Site
See an impressive historical feat of engineering and design at Chand Baori, a stepwell consisting of 3,500 narrow steps descending over 13 stories into the earth. Built sometime between 800 and 900 CE, the well reaches 30 m (98 ft) into the ground, making it one of the largest and deepest structures of its kind in the country. Such wells served for irrigation and water storage purposes, and frequently had additional social and spiritual functions. With the temperature markedly cooler at the bottom of the stepwell than at the level of the ancient city, locals would convene at the foot of the structure when temperatures were particularly intense. Make Chand Baori part of your personalized Abhaneri itinerary using our Abhaneri trip generator.
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  • This is not to be missed. There's a small temple nearby and a village but you cannot believe this place exists once you see it you'll lose all sense of perspective. Beautiful.  more »
  • My first reaction was - why is this not a World Heritage site. We were visiting sites in the Golden Triangle in India and were travelling from Jaipur to Agra. Our driver offered us a surprise side tri...  more »
  • This magnificent stepwell is approximately 2 hours by car from from Jaipur, and we were so pleased we decided to make the visit. Located in a tiny village called Abhaneri, the stepwell is a sight to b...  more »
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  • Chand Baori is a step-well situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur. It consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys. It extends approximately 30m into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. I arrived here at first light to take some pictures. I was so glad I did. This place is amazing and awe-inspiring.
  • Love the place However there are lot of changes in recent years. It is no longer possible to step down in chandbaori. All sculptures are also protected by fencing them. But still i enjoys the mysteries of place.
  • A beautiful historical place. It give an understanding of how people in past practiced water conservation, beat the summer heat specially in water scarcity places. The techniques they used to get maximum use of existing resources is just amazing!
  • Place is a small village called Abhaneri. Locals are really nice & helpful. The monument itself is beautiful n has a rustic charm but now major part has a barrier & one cannot go down using the stairs.
  • It's free that's a big plus compared to the crazy entry fees at most places. However you do have to fend off more than a little begging and busking. The well itself is impressive and "well" maintained it is a little out of the way and does involve yet another toll road.