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Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori Step Well located near Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Dausa, Bandikui, Rajasthan, India. The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Chand Baori located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century. The Chand Baori is not an easy landmark to find, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India. Stepwells, also called bawdi or baori, are unique to this nation. The wells have steps built into the sides that lead down to the water.

The Chand Baori can be found in Abhaneri, about 95 km from Jaipur. A convenient detour off the much-feted Golden Triangle route-Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, Chand Baori is a less sought after destination that is worth the effort to visit it. Abhaneri can be best reached from Jaipur. There are no direct bus lines, thus you have two options to reach Abhaneri by public transportation.

Chand Baori believed to have been built in the 10th or 1000th centuries. At that time, Rajasthan was a very wealthy region. It is an important route to travel to the Middle East. When I travel often. It caused the trade. The wealthy and then began to invest in building castles, palaces and fortresses. But with the landscape here is a desert. The drought. Rainfall is only a few times a year, it will be absorbed through the sand as quickly as the Thais who grow up with the water like us.

Imagine not being The king of Rajasthan, I have to try to find a pond to keep water for as long as possible. Water retention is a national security, relaxation, and important for religious ceremonies. Moreover Maharaja also wants people to draw water from the pond to use it even when the water level is low on the bottom of the pond with Chanddue ponds that are born with all kinds of design on all sides of the pond as a staircase. All together To many people down to the water simultaneously. Although the pond is about 10 stories deep or 33 meters high, the ladder is made up of 13 layers, with a total of 3,500 steps, making it the deepest and largest pond in India. Great size and design.

How to get Chand Baori:

  • The first one is to go to Sikandra (around 20 rupees) and from there take a jeep or taxi to Abhaneri (around 250 ruppes for return travel).
  • The second option is to go to Gular by bus and then walk around one hour to Abhaneri. You can also take a taxi for the whole ride from Jaipur but that might prove to be too costly.

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