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Abhaneri Step Well

Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Abhaneri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited this place to break up the drive from Agra and Jaipur. It was breathtaking. An incredible feat of architecture. I was blown away. It's definitely worth visiting. Sadly - because a tourist died falling down the steps - tourists are no longer permitted to descend the well.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited this site purely by chance as I was only planning to cover Alwar and nearby sites. But as luck would have it, got pleasantly surprised and amazed. The place is on the Rajasthan state highway 25. From Alwar if one drives towards Sikandra, it's just after the town of Bandikui. The place is an architectural marvel as the... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Abhaneri or Abha Nagari, is a little village on the back of nowhere, about 100 kms or 2 hours journey by road from Jaipur, juat 5 kms off the smooth and safe Jaipur-Agra road. I was there after having visited the Rani ki Vaav, another marvellous step-well, in Gujarat. But the Chand Baori has its unique features, especially the conical... More

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is awesome ,until you enter the premise it cannot be imagined that there will be something like this beautiful step well inside ....it's just amazing ..it's also known as the chand baori...and it's been also used as a location in the batman movie as well...visited it while on the way back to Jaipur from alwar...it hardly takes some minutes... More

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is pretty much a stop to walk around the well, and then leave. But what an interesting place to see! It is the perfect place to stop between Agra and Jaipur.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited this amazing and large step well on our drive between Jaipur and Fatephur Sikri and were pleasantly surprised as we knew absoluteley nothing about it. This is one of the largest and biggest step well in India. It is situated in the village of Abhaneri and is called Chand Baori. It was originally designed as a well to... More

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Freeport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Having seen step wells throughout India, I was not prepared for the size, sheer depth and grandness of the Abhaneri Step Well. The proper name for the step well is Chand Baori and it is one of the oldest and deepest step wells in India. It was constructed during the Nikumbha Dynasty by King Chandra who ruled Abaneri (or Abhanerai)... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went to Abhaneri step well. When I first saw the step well I was just amazed. It was the first time I saw any step well. Till the time I was there I kept thinking how is it possible for any man to make such things. We even had our lunch in Abhaneri which was good.

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UK/Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A great stop as you travel between Agra and Jaipur. Make sure you take time to see the potter and surrounding village - for a great view of Indian life.

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Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Located on the Agra Jaipur Road, in the Village of Abhaneri is this marvel - the Baori Step well. With its more than 1000 narrow steps and about 13 levels, this is a must see for all Tourists. It is just simply a marvel of ancient architecture

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