Abhaneri step well

#1 of 18 things to do in Jaipur

The Abhaneri Stepwells, more commonly known as the Chand Baori, is located in the village Abhaneri, thus getting another name. It is a huge step well, assumed to be built around the 8th or 9th century. It has around 3500 steps which lead to the water below. Being the dry and arid state Rajasthan is, the locals believed in collecting rainwater and thus step wells were built extensively in the state. 

It is truly an excellent example of some very fine engineering and architecture. The steps are very symmetrical and it is said that almost nobody can take the same set of stairs which he took while going down, to go back up again! It is very picturesque, with golden steps and buildings and green water beneath. Due to a very long time period of exposure and also due to some ignorance, the water is not as clean as it used to be, so bathing here is not allowed. 

Entry timing: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

There is no entry fee as of now, but is expected to be charged soon. 

Abhaneri step well Photos

Captured by <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/contrib/108676867922254721109/photos">Andrea Ferretti</a>
Captured by <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/contrib/103726546020414642438/photos">Tim Hughes</a>