Posted by: maboulette | October 5, 2011


These are pictures of the deepest step well in the world, in Jaipur, India.  This well is 1000 years old but still in immaculate condition.  This is an engineer wonder but without modern day instruments.

Chand Baori – the deepest step well in the world!

Chand Baori is a famous step will that is situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan.  The Chand Baori, a vast well with flights of steps on three sides is a 10th century monument situated in Abhaneri.  It is a fine example of the architectural excellence prevalent in the past.  This impressive step well is as deep as a seven storied building.

The famous Harshat Mata temple situated opposite to this well shows that there must have been a religious connection with the step-well.  The well is 35 m on each side with steps leading down from each side and water can be drawn from any level.  It has so many steps to make it impossible for someone to retrive a coin once it has been dropped in the well.

Largest Step Well In India

Step Well

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