Monday, 2 June 2014


                                          Baori of Rajasthan

The Chand Baori in Abhaneri Village

Abhaneri is a small rural community near Jaipur in Rajasthan. Abhaneri is at a distance of about 96 Km from Pink city. The Chand Baori is one of the primitive step wells in the state of Rajasthan and is well thought-out to be one of the largest well in entire globe. The famous Chand Baori in Abhaneri village is one of the most unnoticed attractions in India.
History of ChandBaori:

Chand Baori, an incredible step well was constructed by “King Chanda of Nikumbha Empire” somewhere between 8th – 9th centuries so as to provide the neighboring areas with a reliable water resource before contemporary water deliverance systems were launched. The Chand Baori is devoted to Goddess “Harshat Mata”, a deity of bliss and Joy.

Wonderful Edifice of Chand Baori:
The far-fetched structural design of Chand Baori is more or less 13 inch profound. It appears exactly like a well. There are 3,500 tapered steps in this step well. The steps are prearranged in impeccable evenness and moves down 20 meters deep into the base of the well that leads to a dark green water pool. The green water at the pedestal of the well indicates that the well is of no use now. However, it stands as a remarkable tourist spot of an architecturally exciting construction that is more than 1000 years old. One can also find a beautiful temple adjacent to the well.

The steps encircle the step well on the 3 sides while the 4th side has a group of pavilions that are constructed top of the other. The 4th side of the well with pavilions has fortes with gorgeous carvings together with the sacred statuettes. Also, there is a stately abode with rooms for both King and Queen and an arena for the performing various cultural arts.

In addition, Chand baori also has turned out to be a Social gathering spot for the villagers of Abhaneri. Generally, the locals will sit around the huge step well and chill out during the scorching summer season of the year. The temperature is always about 5-6 degrees lower at the base of the well when compared to the summit. The famous Chand Baori at Abhaneri was marked in a movie called “The Fall”. This step well also made a quick appearance in a smash hit film called “The Dark Knight Rises”.

At present, this Step well is one of the vital assets of the country and is carefully administered by the “Archeological Survey of India”. 

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