The Garden Landscape Guide

Abhaneri Step Well

The small village of Abhaneri has one of India's deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens). Step wells are unique to India. They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather. There is a temple adjoining the step well.

Jaipur, India

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Reviews

  • almost 3 years by isha 5 / 5

    it's a mysterious,beautiful,spiritual place specially the kund,idols and statues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • about 3 years by dougles 4 / 5

    we stayed at hotel taj resorts, agra. our travel agent from delhi (TRAVEL MITRA, DELHI - travelmitra@gmail.com) arrange tour of abhaneri for us. its wonderful experience to visit abhaneri.

    abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the present name.

    In the present day, this city of brightness is in ruins; still it attracts tourists from across the globe. Abhaneri is prominent for 'Baoris', which are the unique invention of the natives for harvesting rain water. Amongst the other step wells, Chand Baori is the most popular one. This colossal step well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. Chand Baori is one of India's deepest and largest step wells. The huge tank with delicate carvings is certainly delightful to the eyes.

    Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. This temple serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.

    Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. As per the beliefs, the goddess is always cheerful, who imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village. The temple is worth visiting for its amazing architecture and that too, which belongs to the medieval India. Abhaneri has a glorious past and this hoary magnetism of the place, attracts tourists to its threshold, from all over the world

    regards,
    dougles mark - denmark
  • about 3 years by vikas malik 5 / 5

    The Chand Bawri (step well) at Abhaneri, Rajasthan is a great place to visit, the excellent architecture of old times and beautiful carving on stones and pillars makes it a precious treasure of our country.
    Away from the hussle and bussle of the cities and almost unexplored my many, adds to the beauty of the place.
  • about 3 years by R k verma 5 / 5

    A great day to my all friends,,,,
    i am also belong to abhaneri. there culture and a show peace who called chand bawri...is very interesting and attractive....
    its very largest and very beautifuly place...
    so next time when u plan a visit to historical place, then a chance who according to your choice is waiting for you...
    R.k.verma
  • over 3 years by Anonymous 4 / 5

    Amazing place!!! Go down in the well and sit for a calm and quite experience.
  • almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    I just wrote a review on Abhaneri..I visited Nov. 2009. -Kamini
  • almost 5 years by Kamini 5 / 5

    I visited this place after reading a review online. This place is amazing. Our driver didn't have any knowledge of this place. If you're in Agra or Jaipur it is worth checking out! I took pictures of some local kids and at the time didn't think about how I was going to get it to them. Any ideas? Please email me: bkamini98@gmail.com if you do.

    Kamini
  • almost 5 years by Mike Gillett 5 / 5

    I visited this site in October 2009

    It is amazing,set in a small village with little tourism

    You are able to climb dowm the well

    Go with some one who knows the history behind it

    Mike
  • over 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    this is one of the most amazing sites i have ever seen, any one visiting india should visit

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