Abhaneri Stepwell

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Located 82 Kms from the city of Jaipur, Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri. It's construction can be dated back to the 8th-9th century and was named after the local ruler, Raja Chanda. The baoli and the nearby Harshat Mata temple, a pilgrimage site together formed a complex. The temple is dedicated to Mata Harshat - the Goddess of joy and happiness.

Chand Baori is a deep well with a large temple on the back face of the building. The basic architecture consists of long corridors of steps leading to five or six stories below the ground-level. It consists of 3500 steps over thirteen stories. The baoli extends upto 100 ft below the ground making it the deepest and largest step well in India.

The state of Rajasthan being extremely arid and hot, the design of the Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible while maintaining the temperature of harvested water.

Although the Islamic invaders tried to destroy the temple, you may still find traces of architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India that this place still boasts of. To sum it up, the step well stands as an amazing site to visit and is appreciated by many tourists.

Best time to visit: Between October and March
Location: Near Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Dausa, Bandikui, Rajasthan 303313
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM

A tip from HelloTrippeR: You can also experience the 3 day Abhaneri festival during October or November

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