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Address: Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri, India

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Monument extraordinaire

The monument looks like a space craft from a sci-fi movie . With the intricate geometrical patterns and the labyrinth of staircases , it is a sight to behold . No wonder they told... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The monument looks like a space craft from a sci-fi movie . With the intricate geometrical patterns and the labyrinth of staircases , it is a sight to behold . No wonder they told me that a couple of Hollywood movies were shot here . For those interested in Indian History , Architecture and have a dash of imagination -... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Difficult to know how to rate this. It is off the beaten track and the outside is quite unprepossessing. Inside however, is an incredibly engineered 10th Century, 20 metre deep, step well. The symmetry of the zigzagging steps is quite extraordinary, especially when you consider its construction date. Although there are a few information boards, it is probably a good... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is located in a small vilalge called Abhaneri. Visit it on the way to Delhi or Jaipur since it is 10kms inroad. But I really wanted to visit this place even if its a bit far off the main road since it looked amazing in pictures. And I was not disappointed. The symmetry is amazing, how the masons managed... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Located in a small nondescript village called Abhaneri in the Dausa district is step well of 9th century. It is not too far fromJaipur and is on the way to Alwar at a distance of 95 km. Chand Baori consists of 3,00 narrow steps that are symmetrical and arranged in 13 stories. It is supposed to be the deepest and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We visited this ancient Baori on our way to Bharatpur. This amazing stepwell is so well preserved and shows the exceptional mathematical engineering that was undertaken hundreds of years ago. Well worth visiting if you are travelling to the bird sanctuary.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Must see, step well with good architect and old temple. It was created for water availability but later on royal family made elaborate structure inside for their use to enjoy cool climate inside. its 75 km from jaipur on the agra highway.plan visit to explore Bharatpur with it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I think that in all of our three week stay in india this is what I will remember the most, it is totally stunning and extraordinary. How this was built over a thousand years ago the mind boggles. One cannot really describe it or even photograph it's true magnificence you just must visit. We stayed the night at the abhaneri... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were taken here by our driver on our Taj & Tiger our of India. It was not part of our itinery but Satish thought that we would like to see it. It is a wonderful hybrid of Temple, Palace & step well. I've never seen anything quite like it & it is well worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Chand Baori is beautiful! There isn't tons to see, but it's still worth the stop. The architecture is gorgeous & it's definitely one of a kind. Plan to use the bathroom before or after you go...and forego the porta potties. Also, avoid buying a snack, as they (not uncommonly) charge twice as much for (visable) tourists.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a gem of a Baori in the middle of nowhere... not difficult to pack in if you are going to Jaipur or to Agra or to Alwar. One of the best stepwells I have ever seen. The nearby Harshat Mata temple is also fascinating.

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