Chand Baori: India’s Largest and Most Visually Striking Stepwell

Chand Baori: India’s Largest and Most Visually Striking Stepwell

The largest and most visually striking stepwell, Chand Baori is an ancient engineering marvel you need to explore when you visit Rajasthan, India.

Chand Baori

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Found in many parts of India, stepwells, also called bawdi or baori, are wells that have steps leading down to the water source. While there are many stepwells scattered all over India, the largest and the most visually striking stepwell is Chand Baori, located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan.

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Chand Baori was built by King Chanda between 8th and 9th century in honour of Harshat Mata, the goddess of joy and happiness. This four-sided structure has a temple on one face and 3,500 narrow steps that descend 20 metres to the bottom of the well. Chand Baori used to provide water to the arid region of Rajasthan. However, it’s no longer used as a well today but an ancient geometric structure that draws tourists around the world.

24.943523, 75.731530,Chand Baori, Rajasthan, India

Head down to India to see this architectural marvel before it’s gone.

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