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Chand Baori

Address: 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, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our guide said he was taking us to see a step-well on the drive from Agra to Jaipu, I did not expect very much. This view continued as we parked in the small car park in Abhaneri town and we made our way past a few scruffy shops to the entrance. We were expecting a small well, with a spiral... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On the way from Agra to Jaipur, we took a slight detour to the town of Abhaneri to see the famous step well there. I would highly recommend seeing this as it is like no other well I have ever seen. The geometric step patterns leading down to the water are fascinating. We had a guide who explained that this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a quite and nice place however ASI has no taken interest in its upkeep Secondly it is a very fine example of the type of structures they used to make and its purpose. Fantastic place, must visit for about 30 mins. Do carry Water, Sun can be harsh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The site was a few km from the agra jaipur road. you walk in and immediately your breath is taken away by the size of the hole and the steepness of the sides. What was nice is that there are very few vistors so it is very quiet. I loved the carved elephants under the eaves of the building...though you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

One of those hidden gems of ancient architecture! Truly amazing place... It is very hard to describe the ingenuity of ancient builders and masons here but it is really spectacular... and what is the strangest thing of them all - this is not a palace nor is a temple or fort this is just a village water well!!!... I saw... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our driver took a detour on the way from Agra to Jaipur to bring us here. We never knew anything of the place or what to expect so when we arrived we were fairly awestruck. It's a huge deep well with almost perfectly symmetrical steps the whole way down. As you go in a guide will welcome you but if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When I was there a Bollywood movie was being filmed so access was limited. However we still managed to get some great photos and a sense of the magnificence of the site. I was very impressed by the site, apparently the earliest documentation on the well is in the 12th century but the thinking is that it is much older... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not a very popular tourist destination, but would definitely recommend for those who visit Jaipur especially for those who are driving down from Jaipur to Agra. Its 95kms from Jaipur, you need to enter the Abanari village. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 deep into the ground . The symmetrical design of the steps is mind blowing. Build in 800 AD... More

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We loved the moment we stepped in the interiors of the stepwell. The authenticity of stepwell mesmerized us, we read in our guide that Abhaneri is prominent name for 'Baoris', step wells which were invented by the natives to harvest rain water. These tanks were used as cool places of retreat and as water reservoirs during parched times of the... More

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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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