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Chand Baori

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.

History

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.

Architecture/Structure

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.

Additional Information for Visitors

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.