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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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Marietta, GA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
119 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Jaipur, India
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place is around 100 km from jaipur and one can witness one of the most unique pieces of medieval architecture. Built in the 10th century this huge well is surrounded by steps till the bottom on 3 sides and a summer palace on the 4th. There is also a small temple by its side which has beautiful art and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This place is almost 98kms away from Jaipur and situated on the way to Agra.This is a step well built by King Chanda in between 8-10th century. There are stories about this step well. Some people said that this step well built for Maharani in chanda period. Stepwell steps were built in a geometric way and that is a real... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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