Chand Baori:The Amazing Step well in India

Chand Baori is a famous stepwell situated in the village Abhaneri near Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan.It is a fine example of the architectural excellence prevalent in the past. This impressive step well is as deep as a seven storeyed building

This step well is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and is one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. It was built in 10th century and has 3500 narrow steps and 13 stories and is 100 feet deep. It was a practical solution to the water problem in the area. The arid climate forced the locals to dig deep for a dependable water source, one that would last throughout an entire year.
Abhaneri is 4 km northwest of Sikandra on the Jaipur-Agra highway. Abhaneri is on the Ahmedabad-Delhi railway line, near Bandikui in Jaipur District. The other nearest railway station Bandikui Junction is 6 km from Abhaneri.

If you are wondering why it is called baori than answer for is that in hindi baori means well.

Legends say that ghosts build it in one night and that it has so many steps to make it impossible for someone to retrieve a coin once it’s been dropped in the well.