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Address: Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri, India

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On our interesting road trip from Agra to Jaipur we went to have a look at Chand Baori in the little village of Abhaneri. One of India's biggest and deepest Step Wells all made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On our interesting road trip from Agra to Jaipur we went to have a look at Chand Baori in the little village of Abhaneri. One of India's biggest and deepest Step Wells all made from well carved blocks it is a very unusual construction for us to view. Built by King Chanda in about 800 AD it's many stone steps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We chanced upon Chand Baori during our visit to Alwar district in east Rajasthan. Chand baori is not easy to locate, but worth the hunt! One of the deepest stepwells in the world, it's unlike many that you usually see in Gujarat (another State replete with stepwells). Perfectly carved symmetrical steps, about 90-100 ft deep, creating an aesthetic stone maze.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. On the way from Agra to Jaipur by road - it is a little off the main highway and is quite a small site but is absolutely fascinating to see. Chand Baori consists of around 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you drive from Agra to Jaipur, Chand Baoli is on your way. It's worthy to stop by and walk down to the water ! This is a place that is not touristic and you'll have to sign you're name and nationality in the book kept at the entrance. You can walk around the place freely and just enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is 10kms away from the main road joining Jaipur and Agra and well worst a visit. One of the top 10 nicest thing I've visited in India. It is free and a guide is available at the door if you wish (he asked 100rupees, but we were fine without).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Located near the ancient village of Abhaneri in norther Rajasthan, the Chand Baori step well is well worth a visit. The step well, fortified on all sides, is one of the oldest and largest dating back to the 8th or 9th century. This unique idea was conceived to function as a water reservoir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was uncertain as to what a step well was. I was so taken aback at the marvel of this ancient construction. It is 1,000 years old. So deep, so perfect, so many steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As part of a tour by Magic tours we were taken by our driver to the Chand Boari Stepwell in the village of Abhaneri near Bandikui, Rajasthan. Nothing we had been told prepared us for this utterly stunning monument.This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep, and lined along the walls on three sides are double flight of steps. 3,500... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Some 60 miles out of Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra road you can visit this step well. I must admit to never having heard of such a thing but having now seen it you realise how many there are in this region. This particular example is a stunning construction, a feat of ancient engineering with the depth, symmetry and number of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped here on the way from Agra to Jaipur by road - it is a little off the main highway and is quite a small site but is absolutely fascinating to see. Almost like an optical illusion with the steps criss-crossing their way down to the water down in the well. You cannot climb down the steps (understandably, as... More 

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