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Abhaneri Step Well

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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.
Address - Jaipur, India

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  • over 2 years ago isha said

    it's a mysterious,beautiful,spiritual place specially the kund,idols and statues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • over 2 years ago dougles said

    we stayed at hotel taj resorts, agra. our travel agent from delhi (TRAVEL MITRA, DELHI - 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

    dougles mark - denmark

  • over 2 years ago vikas malik said

    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.

  • over 2 years ago R k verma said

    A great day to my all friends,,,,
    i am also belong to abhaneri. there culture and a show peace who called chand 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...

  • almost 3 years ago Anonymous said

    Amazing place!!! Go down in the well and sit for a calm and quite experience.


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