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Chand Baori, Abhaneri

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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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  • Abhaneri is known for its monuments of the medieval era of the rajputs, several centuries after the demise of the dynasty Gupta, notably the extraordinary step baori, known as Chand Baori. Tradition has it that the town is called thus because the local goddess, Harshat Mata, was in this place surrounded by a special glow or abha, that gave the original name of Abha Nagri, glow, later become Abhaneri village. Is says that the villa was founded by the legendary King Raja Chand or Chandra, although is believed that this mythical King would be actually the King Bhoja, of the dynasty Gurjara-Pratihara that exerted the power during the century IX. the sculptures and the style of the architecture correspond to the 10th century, by the
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  • Chand baori is an extraordinary piece of architecture, especially if you like step wells. We drove from Jaipur and the roads are very good. The architecture is just marvelous and would make you wonder...  more »
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  • Excellent visages of medieval water storage structures of Rajasthan with interesting but broken sculptures of a Vishnu temple of the same period. Visited by taking the New Delhi, Sohna, Nuh, Firozpur Jhirka, Alwar, Rajgarh, Bandikui route. Lush greenery and the verdant Aravalli landscapes
  • This is original Chand baori. Someone has marked a place near kota with same name and images of this place. By the way it's worth visiting once.
  • Awesome example of architecture which dates back to 8th-9th century. Must visit.
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  • Amazing, amazing,beautiful, mind blowing ancient architecture. 🐘Chand Baori ************************* Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. History ***************** Chand Baori is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between AD 800 and AD 900 and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness upon completion. The state of Rajasthan is extremely arid, and the design and final structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface, and Chand Baori was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat. One side of the well has a pavilion and resting room for the royals. The Best Time To Visit The best time to visit Abhaneri is in the months of October to March. How To Reach Abhaneri ************************************* By Rail: Abhaneri village is well connected by rail. The nearest railway station is at Dausa railway station. It is situated on the Ahmadabad Delhi railway line. By Air: If you are looking for comfortable and quick trip towards Abhaneri village means airway is the best option. Jaipur Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport from where you can catch a bus or hire a taxi to reach Abhaneri village.