Chand Baori is an ancient stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the west Indian state of Rajasthan .
“Chand” means “the moon” and “Baori” means stepwell, so this literally translates to Moon Stepwell.
Chand Baori step well was built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri town in Rajasthan, by a king called King Chanda. The exact time it was built is estimated to be somewhere in the 8th or 9th century.
A stepwell consists of steps built into sides that lead down to a water body, that could be a lake, pond or river.
Chand Baori has 3,500 narrow steps arranged symmetrically, and descending up to 20m to the bottom of the tank.
Chand Baori is open to visitors between 8 AM and 6 PM every day, on all days of the week. Visitors are charged no entry fee here.
Abhaneri village is close to the capital city of Jaipur (around 95.5 kms/60 miles away) which in turn is well connected to cities across India as well as other parts of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.