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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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  • Agra to visit on the way to Jaipur. I think that as well, Japan is the most famous. Pleasant to hear things, but am amazed at the scale despite the wells name and decorations made by the King. Things to explore small villages located around the well, so lightly I think.
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  • Amazing feat of architecture here (and perfectly symmetrical too!) and was featured in various films. There were newly erected fences around the parameter, which makes it impossible to wander down int...  more »
  • A great historic and ancient site and well worth the visit. You can no longer descend down the 3500 steps into the well but it is still an impressive view as you walk around the upper viewing area. Th...  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.
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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.