The Deepest Step Well in the World

Chand Baori is a famous step well situated in the village Abhaneri near Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan. 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 9th century and has 3500 narrow steps and 13 stories and is 100 feet deep. It is a fine example of the architectural excellence prevalent in the past.

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8 responses to “The Deepest Step Well in the World

  1. Curiosity

    Absolutely incredible. My legs ache just thinking about walking up and down those steps. Amazing.

  2. penny

    @ Anne. I know just what you mean. People have, though. Crazy, eh?

  3. Karen

    That is magnificent Penny! Although made my eyes go a bit blurry lol, a beautiful place :)

  4. ..

    An architectural gem indeed! A fine example of past time structural engineering!

  5. Happy

    This is like Escher for real. Had no idea such a place existed. Quite fabulous fantasy and imaging all of the design and building is mind blowing. Thanks for sharing this treasure. Hope you have the most fabulous day.

  6. Deb's

    that’s amazing, and like a few others my legs ached at the very idea of all those stairs…. not to mention nothing to hang on to… I’d have to go down on me backside and be winched back out i think. ;))hugsdebsxXx

  7. Happy

    Had to have another look. The cut work must have taken decades. I meant to go online and look up today but it is so sweltering in Blue Dog Studio I had to exit for basement area. Thanks for this post. I just like unusual stuff that shows such tremendous dedication enough to complete such a project. This idea was once in someone’s mind.

  8. Sheila

    That is amazing what dedication so deep thank you for sharing this one Pen. Great stuff xxx

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