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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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  • This place is just magnificent. You can totally lose your sense of time and spend tens of minutes staring at the step-well and the buildings around. Unfortunately the there's not really too much infor...  more »
  • Given the current situation, the place is managed well but can be made further better by adding better infrastructure, light and sound shows, guides, etc. Do spend your time here while passing by on a...  more »
  • It is beautiful place where you find step well and a summer palace.it takes you to the different world where king and queen used to enjoy full moon and it's reflection in Baori as the name suggest Cha...  more »
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  • This is a historic place build almost 180 years ago. This was built overnight. There are so many bats in the inside walls. This is a place where dark night rises shooting was done. It's in the middle if nowhere so plan accordingly. There's no hotel or place to stay nearby.
  • 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.

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