Lovers of archaeology & architecture in Jaipur, Chand Baori is calling you right away!

Situated in Abhaneri village, this place is not very easy to find and that's what makes it one of the hidden gems of Rajasthan.

If you are wondering about time-travelling to some spot in history, we know a place that will surely have you thrilled! Located at a distance of 93 Km from Jaipur, Chand Baori is the perfect excursion spot for all lovers of archaeology & architecture alike. Chand Baori is an ancient stepwell that has been a witness to multiple dynasties. Situated in Abhaneri village, this landmark cannot be found easily which makes it one of the hidden gems of Rajasthan.

What counts for all the fascination?

Folklore tales associate Chand Baori with Raja Chandra, a local ruler. Having no epigraphic evidence, it is one of the few historical places in the country which lack a precise dating of their origin. Famous as one of the largest step-wells in the world, the site houses 3500 narrow steps aligned in perfect symmetry which descend to a depth of 20 metres. The steps form an enchanting puzzle and the recurrent dance of light and shadow on the structure gives it a mesmerizing look. While the central well is surrounded by stairs on three sides, the fourth presents a multi-floored pavilion adorned artistically with ornamented jharokhas, pillared galleries and balconies displaying beautiful sculptures.

Adjacent to the Baori is the magnificent Harshat Mata Temple. The temple is known for its splendid architecture and its courtyard offers a spectacular scene with sprawling village fields, tapered streets, small huts and houses while the sunlight makes a bewitching maze of brightened spots and dark shadowy patches.

All you need to know for your trip-

Though the site lacks direct connectivity, tourists from Jaipur have two options. You can go to Sikandra and travel to Abhaneri village via a jeep or taxi. Alternatively, you can take a bus-ride to Gular and then, walk to this magical site. Despite being a project under the Archaeological Survey of India, the site doesn't charge any fee from its visitors. It remains open on seven days a week except for major holidays. Given the harsh desert summers, winters are the perfect time for your visit here.

Knock Knock

The site has served as the backdrop for scenes in many celebrated Bollywood movies like Bhoomi, Paheli, Bhool Bhulaiyya. Isn't that enough to entice all you travel junkies? So, block your Sunday for this short trip and walk through the mysteries of Chand Baori to your heart's content!

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