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Abhaneri Step Well

Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Abhaneri
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I saw this on tripadvisor as just off the main Agra to Jaipur road (10 Mins) and felt I had to visit. When you walk in through the entrance it just takes your breath away with the sheer size and depth. We utilised a local guide and were the only tourists. Our driver had not visited there before so he... More

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Oregon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Set in the Abhaneri village, the locals call this step well, Chand Baori, and along with this step well, there are also the ruins of an ancient temple .The construction of the step well is beautiful and it is placed near a river bank. There are huge stone works around the well and a whole lot of architecture and many... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Chand Baori, or Abanheri Stepwell, is a pleasant hour or so drive from Jaipur. It is an absolute MUST to visit. There are not many tourists, which is refreshing, and it is amazing! For a small tip I had a guide explain the history of the place and I wandered around in utter wonder. It is beautifully quiet and peaceful... More

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Went there during a recent trip to Agra from jaipur. It's just 15 min partial toll road from sikandra from main highway Very nice ancient structure . It's a nice ten min stop in between , entry is free only video camera is chargeable Overall a quite n relaxing place definately recommended

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our tour guide said he had a surprise for us as we traveled from Jaipur to Agra. We were really astounded as we entered the area and saw the scale of this amazing structure. Be forewarned, it's free admission but they'll charge you for bringing in a camera (I think it was 200 or 300 rupees), and there are beggars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I originally wanted to visit a 16th century step well in Jaipur city (Panna Meena ka Kund) but my driver's boss felt I would be better off visiting this step well at Abhaneri village along the way from Agra to Jaipur. He was indeed right. This step well built around AD800 is even more ancient than the one in Jaipur.... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Chand Baori will grow on you slowly...at first you are a tad disappointed that they have grilled the entire step well and you can't go down the steps...you can only admire from afar. Then you slowly take in the serenity of the space, the beautiful play of light and shadow, the perfect symmetry in construction, the complexity of design and... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We visited this place while returing back from Umail lake palace dausa . Abhaneri step well is around 15 kms from this place but worth a visit. Built in 8th century, oldest one in Rajasthan and considered to be one of the biggest in world, a rain water harvesting well also called Chand Baori. built by King Chanda of Nikumbha... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I love India (I know it's a cliche....) - I love the markets, the cities, the temples, the palaces and the sheer 'unexpectedness' of it all....BUT the most of all, I love the Chand Baori well.... I think because it is so 'unexpected'..... We took a detour off the main Jaipur to Agra road and, to be honest, weren't hoping... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm so glad I stumbled across a review of this place which resulted in an unforgettable experience to a totally amazing place.

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