Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)

Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)

Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)
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The Step Well Square is a mini-architectural tour with the Toorji's Step Well at the center, and almost 250 yrs of building traddition on view. Built in the 1740s, submerged for decades, its recent restoration uncovered over 200 hundred feet of hand carved treasure. Spend a few hours exploring this architectural wonder, and lunch, dine, sip or shop at the many restaurants and shops in the square.
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  • Deepankar
    London, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most thrilling place in entire Rajasthan
    Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi makes Jodhpur worth visiting. It's a beautiful step well and if you're lucky to find some daredevils diving into the pool then it'll make this the most exciting place in the entire Rajasthan. Please don't miss this place because of the small walk to reach the pool.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Priya
    Jaipur, India27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good vibes
    Really great place to spend a peaceful morning in. The famous mehrangarh fort is just a small hike away from this bavdi (step well). You’re free to take a dip in and go for a swim. ❣️
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Architecture with Multiple Steps
    The way to the step wall is through busy marketplace with narrow roads. We visited the place in the evening, when there were moderate number of visitors. The step well itself is in the midst of narrow and congested place surrounded by hotels, restaurants etc, the place was not very clean too, also there was no parking facility nearby. The step well has an unique architecture with multiple steps and levels, it may be slightly tricky to walk down from the top to lower levels. Spotted couple of locals jumping in the well. It is situated in the close proximity of Clock Tower, a quick visit may be made.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • geoff B
    543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing way to store water in such a dry area.
    After seeing my first stepwell over ten years ago between jaipur and agra I have loved them. A marvellous way to collect and store water. Free to enter and located right beside our hotel in the busy tourist area of jodhpur. Worth a quick look
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Sukanya D
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overwhelming bit of restored history
    We hired an auto from the Ghantaghar market area (Sardar Market, Girdikot) with the understanding that the driver would take us and bring us back. He charged us an extremely reasonable rate. It was a bone-rattling ride but well worth it. Totally blown away to learn that this stepwell ( a source of water) had been commissioned by the Queen of Maharaja Abhay Singh of Jodhpur in 1740. Yes, 1740. Over the centuries it had been converted into a rubbish dump. Heart-breaking, this image. For a hundred years it remained neglected till it was recently restored. A brilliant piece of engineering. An eye-opener for those who think sustainability is a recent concept. This source of water in a desert region must have been a blessing; it still is! A photographer's delight. However, it can be vertiginous if you peer down into its depths, so take care. There are lovely old havelis and rather nice stores nearby that are well worth exploring. There is a tiny dargah at the mouth of the stepwell.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2024
  • P V
    Pinner, United Kingdom312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant place to sit and soak in the atmosphere.
    Located very close to the Sardar market. Friendly locals who come up to you for a chat. Pleasant place to sit and soak in the atmosphere. Did not try to go down as found it a bit freaky as suffer from vertigo but chose to sit at the top. I would have like to sit and have lunch/drinks at the stepwell restaurant which overlook the well.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 6, 2024
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Anjan Sengupta
Raipur, India1,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not many people visiting Jodhpur make a visit to this place as it is never advertised much.Also, this place is located deep inside an old part of the city with narrow and dingy roads taking you there. After a not so pleasant ride by auto rickshaw,U get a nice feeling once you get a first glimpse of it. Although not as deep as Abhaneri, the architecture of this Stepwell is just awesome. we spent about 20 minutes there and had a nice experience..
Written April 25, 2020
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
" Toor ji ka Jhalra" is situated in close proximity to " Sardar Market" in Old Jodhpur city.."Toorji ka Jhalra" was constructed in 1740 by the Queen consort of Maharaja Abhay.Singh. Commonly called Step-well of Jodhpur this stepwell was made using the famous rose - red sandstone found in Jodhpur and is more than 200 feet in depth. It was once adorned with intricate carvings of deities, dancing elephants with two levels of access and a separate tank that received water from the wheel system powered by bullocks.It was restored after being used as a rubbish dump for decades and now has some resemblance to its original true beauty besides reviving the tourism business in the vicinity.. Magnificent to look from above at ground level with a maze of steps leading to the "Bawda(Stepwell)".
Written March 24, 2021
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The way to the step wall is through busy marketplace with narrow roads. We visited the place in the evening, when there were moderate number of visitors. The step well itself is in the midst of narrow and congested place surrounded by hotels, restaurants etc, the place was not very clean too, also there was no parking facility nearby. The step well has an unique architecture with multiple steps and levels, it may be slightly tricky to walk down from the top to lower levels. Spotted couple of locals jumping in the well. It is situated in the close proximity of Clock Tower, a quick visit may be made.
Written January 19, 2024
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Arup C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Toor Ji ka Jhalra or the Stepwell is a bit little known like other place.. but a ver nice place to relax and rest after a hectic sightseeing schedule of Jodhpur..get wonder on the architectural excellence..one can step down to waterbody and can watch fish closely..
After a full day sightseeings..I strongly recommend this place to relax at evening as it is a wonderful spot for bit chitchat..
Written March 3, 2020
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mohitmehra1311
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Visited this place at night. It was a worth a visit ,avoiding all the day time city traffic and noise pollution. The step well was out and there were young singers singing songs with guitar in hand. It was a nice experience
Written January 5, 2023
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Sistersvsglobe
Noida, India99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is just walking distance from the clock tower and is surrounded by cafes, shops, restaurants and hostels/hotels. It is a nice place to sit and relax, you will see many people sitting on the stairs too. We were a little bit scared with the depth of the well hence didn't go too down towards the water but we did click photos around the well. You the enjoy the top view of the step well by sitting in one of the cafes surrounding it. We enjoyed the view from Step well cafe just next to it.
Written June 14, 2020
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sparkyKent
kent344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
If you like to visit step wells this is easy to find. You may well pass it going into town and be able to stop your rickshaw driver as we did on the way. It’s quite small, but enough to take a few photos, free to visit and there’s also lots of squirrels and pigeons who live around the structure. It’s not Abheberi (the famous one between Jaipur and Agra near Dausa) but it has its own charm. There were lots of people sitting on the steps and it seemed to be a meeting place for locals.
Written August 23, 2020
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einav a
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The stepwell is nicely preserved and you can go down to the water level quite easily. We visited in Feb when water levels were quite low, so enjoyed quite a few levels of stairs coming down.
We spent about 12 minutes there, although we could see some people that took a small break just sitting on the steps taking the atmosphere in. Worth visiting.
Written February 6, 2020
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Srabani Gupta
Pune, India87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Interesting architecture but extremely dirty place
It's right on the road. So no tickets etc. Walking distance from clock tower.
The area is stinking , dirty , full of flies. Same is the water . Could not spend more than 5 mins in the place
Written August 5, 2022
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Sharath Venugopal
Bengaluru, India28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a guide who explained the historical significance of the well. We spent not more than 15-20 minutes at the site. Took some photos and returned. Roads leading up to this well is very narrow. You will not be able to go in your car. We took an auto rickshaw. Suggest others to do the same. We were told that there are such step wells in other places of Rajasthan (I haven’t checked that), so if you are pressed for time then you can skip this
Written November 25, 2021
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