Chand Baori (Step well)
Chand Baori (Step well)
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  • FHTR In Rajasthan
    Jaipur, India265 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chand Baori: The Crown Jewel of Abhaneri
    Chand Baori: The Crown Jewel of Abhaneri Located in the small ancient town of Dausa, Abhaneri, is world famous for the Chand Baori, one of the most iconic stepwells in Rajasthan. With over 3,500 steps leading down 13 stories, this architectural masterpiece showcases a symphony of heritage carvings, each step seemingly competing to capture the observer's awe. During the Abhaneri Festival, the ambience around Chand Baori becomes even more enchanting. The festival offers a unique opportunity to witness Rajasthan's cultural diversity firsthand. As you stand on the steps of Chand Baori, surrounded by the echoes of festivities and the tales of history, you will understand why this stepwell is more than just an architectural wonder! Don't miss to visit a temple dedicated to Harshat Mata – the goddess of joy and happiness adjacent to Chand Baori.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 October 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Both ancient and modern at the same time
    This weirdly wonderful step well has a mesmerizing pattern as it digs into the earth. Stop by on your visit to Jaipur and walk the site. It is still being used, so show some respect to the people who made it and use it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 November 2023
  • LEESHA S
    Newport, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning must see monument
    We used our journey from agra to jaipur to visit this stepwell. Stunning example of engineering and architecture. The tickets are reasonably priced and can be purchased online. There is also a ruined temple opposite which can be visited for free. The area around has the usual stalls to get drinks and food and touristy items. There is also a women’s heritage craft place too
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive from Jaipur.
    This was worth the drive from Jaipur. The structure is stunning and quite unique. I had a guide with me so it was interesting to learn. The only negative was seeing the place in a book prior to coming was very different from what I saw in reality. I was expecting to be stunned. A lot of it is covered with rails so you can't really get a good photograph. Worth a visit though.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Dee H
    Braintree, United Kingdom126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steps galore
    Fascinating architecture. Considering it was constructed over 1000 years ago, the symatary is outstanding. Im very pleased I wasnt around as no way would I attempt to collect the water (apparently, this was the females job eek 😱). Well worth a visit
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a nice surprise
    we had heard of the existence of this step well (dates back to the 1200's) but had never visited it. It's been years since we've traveled from Agra to Jaipur. This is not far from that highway. This visit was definitely worthwhile. We had a great guide. I think his name was Nihal
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Ila V
    Maidstone, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step well ( Chand Bowri) in Rajasthan India
    This place is so amazing with its beautiful sculptures and the fact that it’s so old and beautiful. It’s one place I always wanted to visit and seeing it for filled my wish. It’s a peace of history that should be preserved and shared. I would recommend visiting this beautiful place in India.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing Feat of Engineering
    I just couldn't believe the intricacies of this astonishing stepwell. A water harvesting system that dates back a thousand years or more, an incredible feat if human ingenuity. It's about 100 feet deep with criss-crossing steps. I just couldn't take my eyes off it and was loathe to leave. Honestly, it was such a surprise, such a delight and turned out to be one of my favourite things to see in the whole trip to India. An absolute must see.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2024
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,990 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A significant architectural site and a great engineering marvel
    Chand Baori is a deep four sided stepwell with a large temple located in the back of the well is situated in the village of Abhaneri in Dausa district on Rajasthan state. The place is now well connected with New Delhi as one can reach there in 4 hrs by driving on recently constructed Delhi Mumbai Expressway. The stepwell is approximately 30 m (100 ft) deep into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. It is named after Raja Chanda of Nikumbh dynasty. It is constructed in 8th-9th century. It has 3500 steps cascading 13 stories deep into a massive tank at the bottom and has been constructed in an upside-down pyramid-style. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving step wells in the country and is a significant architectural site and a great engineering marvel. There are several sculptures, pillars, broken arcs, idols etc. defaced by Mughals are stored inside the complex. No one is allowed to enter the stepwell. We have engaged a tour guide who explained the history and minor details of the Baori. Several Bollywood an Hollywood movies were shoot in past here. In ancient times stepwells served multiple purposes like drawing water and serving as a centre for religious or ceremonial activities. Pilgrims are said to have found comfort in quenching their thirst and finding a resting spot at the steps of Chand Baori after their long travels. It is a must visit place if you are near Jaipur. It is on the way to Jaipur now, one can choose this route to reach Jaipur.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Chand Baori is a deep four sided stepwell with a large temple located in the back of the well is situated in the village of Abhaneri in Dausa district on Rajasthan state.

The place is now well connected with New Delhi as one can reach there in 4 hrs by driving on recently constructed Delhi Mumbai Expressway.

The stepwell is approximately 30 m (100 ft) deep into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. It is named after Raja Chanda of Nikumbh dynasty. It is constructed in 8th-9th century. It has 3500 steps cascading 13 stories deep into a massive tank at the bottom and has been constructed in an upside-down pyramid-style.

It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving step wells in the country and is a significant architectural site and a great engineering marvel. There are several sculptures, pillars, broken arcs, idols etc. defaced by Mughals are stored inside the complex.

No one is allowed to enter the stepwell. We have engaged a tour guide who explained the history and minor details of the Baori. Several Bollywood an Hollywood movies were shoot in past here.

In ancient times stepwells served multiple purposes like drawing water and serving as a centre for religious or ceremonial activities. Pilgrims are said to have found comfort in quenching their thirst and finding a resting spot at the steps of Chand Baori after their long travels. It is a must visit place if you are near Jaipur. It is on the way to Jaipur now, one can choose this route to reach Jaipur.
Written 2 June 2024
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Faces Of Bharat By Vikas
Jodhpur, India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Great experience beautiful architecture loved it you can't believe more than 3000 years old and still standing beautifully must visit once in your life.
Written 18 May 2024
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I just couldn't believe the intricacies of this astonishing stepwell. A water harvesting system that dates back a thousand years or more, an incredible feat if human ingenuity.
It's about 100 feet deep with criss-crossing steps. I just couldn't take my eyes off it and was loathe to leave.
Honestly, it was such a surprise, such a delight and turned out to be one of my favourite things to see in the whole trip to India.
An absolute must see.
Written 30 April 2024
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Ila V
Maidstone, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place is so amazing with its beautiful sculptures and the fact that it’s so old and beautiful. It’s one place I always wanted to visit and seeing it for filled my wish. It’s a peace of history that should be preserved and shared. I would recommend visiting this beautiful place in India.
Written 10 April 2024
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
we had heard of the existence of this step well (dates back to the 1200's) but had never visited it. It's been years since we've traveled from Agra to Jaipur. This is not far from that highway. This visit was definitely worthwhile. We had a great guide. I think his name was Nihal
Written 21 February 2024
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Dee H
Braintree, UK126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Fascinating architecture. Considering it was constructed over 1000 years ago, the symatary is outstanding. Im very pleased I wasnt around as no way would I attempt to collect the water (apparently, this was the females job eek 😱).
Well worth a visit
Written 1 February 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This was worth the drive from Jaipur. The structure is stunning and quite unique. I had a guide with me so it was interesting to learn. The only negative was seeing the place in a book prior to coming was very different from what I saw in reality. I was expecting to be stunned. A lot of it is covered with rails so you can't really get a good photograph. Worth a visit though.
Written 1 January 2024
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Naresh Gurjar
Abhaneri, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It was nice tour and nice village
I enjoyed knowing the peaceful environment of Abhaneri and its history. The world famous Chand Stepwell and Harshad Mata Temple located in Abhaneri village are unique examples of world famous architecture. The support from the staff and guides here is very good
Written 26 December 2023
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DannyB_11
London, UK273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We had no idea what a step well was until we visited this extraordinary historical traction. The engineering and sheer scale of this site is extraordinary as well as a spectacular reveal when you Firestone see it.
Written 17 December 2023
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Shalimar M
Tucson, AZ403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
What a fascinating place! Sun/shadow contrast made it difficult to get good pics, but it was really neat to see.
Written 7 December 2023
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