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“Step well near Fatephur Sikri”
Review of Chand Baori

Chand Baori
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Jaipur Abhaneri Historical Day Trip
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Abhaneri
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London
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“Step well near Fatephur Sikri”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We visited this amazing and large step well on our drive between Jaipur and Fatephur Sikri and were pleasantly surprised as we knew absoluteley nothing about it. This is one of the largest and biggest step well in India. It is situated in the village of Abhaneri and is called Chand Baori. It was originally designed as a well to collect water and is also used for ceremonies and before entering the Harshat Mata Temple, dedicated to the goddess Harshat Mata.

I would only visit it if you are en-route between Jaipur and Agra but definitiely worth a visit and a good photo opportunity. Spend a maximum of 30 minutes there.

Visited August 2013
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“A Big Surprise”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Having seen step wells throughout India, I was not prepared for the size, sheer depth and grandness of the Abhaneri Step Well. The proper name for the step well is Chand Baori and it is one of the oldest and deepest step wells in India. It was constructed during the Nikumbha Dynasty by King Chandra who ruled Abaneri (or Abhanerai) during the 8th and 9th centuries. Abhaneri Step Well has been completely refurbished and although some of the carvings which must have once adorned it's sides have been replaced, there are still many inside the veranda and that have been taken from the adjacent Harshat Mata Temple. This stop is great addition to a drive to Fatehpur Sikri and Agra.

Visited March 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Just unbelievable”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We went to Abhaneri step well. When I first saw the step well I was just amazed. It was the first time I saw any step well. Till the time I was there I kept thinking how is it possible for any man to make such things. We even had our lunch in Abhaneri which was good.

Visited April 2014
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

A great stop as you travel between Agra and Jaipur. Make sure you take time to see the potter and surrounding village - for a great view of Indian life.

Visited December 2013
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“8th century architectural wonder”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Located on the Agra Jaipur Road, in the Village of Abhaneri is this marvel - the Baori Step well. With its more than 1000 narrow steps and about 13 levels, this is a must see for all Tourists. It is just simply a marvel of ancient architecture

Visited April 2014
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