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Chand Baori, Abhaneri

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Off the beaten path but worth the visit! There is no admission charge but a "guide" will pounce on you as soon as you exit the car. He works for tips only so he's worthwhile and does give quite a bit ...  read more »
  • The deepest pit of India in this beautiful village. Attention to the pseudo guide who wants 50 rupees each. It's not worth being visited by yourself.
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  • Abhaneri is a village some 100 kms off Jaipur and can be reached via the Jaipur-Agra Highway. A step well constructed centuries ago, solely by human labor using old time tools and implements can be se...  read more »
  • Hello friends ...I live in proper abhaneri. This village is very nice peacefull and joy full .so pls come here and take a tour of my village. we heartly welcomed of all tourists. come and contact me.
  • Amazing stepwell. It's on the way to Agra from Jaipur. Better hire car service from hotel and stop by Chand Baoli to take a few pictures. Not much you can do around this area. You can tip the guy at the entrance to show you around.
  • Hello friends I am from Abhaneri Here is Chand bawari which is Abhaneri Kund. A temple of Goddes Harshad Maa. Welcome Abhaneri
  • Less impressive than I imagined. It is hard to get a photo there under sunlight, because the contrast is often too high between the illuminated areas and shadows. There is no entrance fee but you do need to tip the guide (they follow you even if you don't approach them), and the door man. 15mins is all you need if you not serious of getting a good photo done.
  • Nice place to be enjoyed in monsoon season along with a long drive
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