Stepwells are quite popular now amongst tourists and on the internet because they offer stunning pictures with amazing backgrounds. Stepwells are ancient indian technology to store water in areas where there was scarcity of water due to less rainfall or less option of natural water resources. Apart from being water storage they also worked as air conditioned in forts and palaces in Rajasthan. Locally stepwells are called the Baori or Vav in Rajasthan. Another unique feature about stepwells are at the bottom of it you will have a temperature count around 10degres less than outside which used to provide big relief to locals from the hot weather of Rajasthan. We are here with the list of popular stepwells in Rajasthan. Many Centuries ago, the stepwells were constructed in the arid zones or desert of Rajasthan to provide or preserve water all year through. Other fact about stepwells are these provides perfect setups for beautiful pictures for social media.
1. Toorji ka Jhalra in Jodhpur City
This iconic Baori was built in 1740 , Toorji Ka Jhalra showcases intricate designs that mirror the lifestyle of the generations gone by. This stepwell in Jodhpur is a must-visit attraction while you tour the city of Jodhpur. Constructed with the beautiful red sandstones, the stepwell is around 250-year old structure. Toorji ka Jhalra is 200-feet deep down, It was once decorated with elaborate carvings of lions, elephants, and waterspouts. This stepwell is visited by local people for games in summer in order to get some relief from the hot summer weather of Jodhpur.
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2. Chand Baori in Abhaneri
Chand Baori Stepwell in Abhaneri is the most popular stepwell of India and it is one of the most visited stepwell in Rajasthan. This steepwell name is dedicated after King Raja Chanda. Chand Baori is built in several duration or parts, the oldest one part of Chand Baori is almost from 8th century onwards, Upper portion of Palace was later constructed by Chauhan dynasty ruler, the Later uppermost arcade was constructed somewhere around 18th Century during Mughal time. It is regarded as one of the largest stepwells in the world and as well as one of the most beautiful ones. This baori in Abhaneri has a precise or proper geometrical pattern, hard to find now. It is 64 feets deep and with 13th floors Chand Baori in Abhaneri is India's deepest and largest stepwell. Tour of Chand Baori in Abhaneri is perfectly suited in Indian golden triangle tour, you can go for Chand Baori tour when going agra to Jaipur or vice versa.
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3. Panna Meena ka Kund in Amer fort, Jaipur
This stepwell is most easily accessible because it is situated within the premises of the huge Amber fort in Jaipur and most of the people touring Jaipur visit Amber fort. The Panna Meena Ka Kund Once worked as a social meeting spot as well. Panna Meena ka Kund is rustic and old stepwell which makes it an interesting tourist spot in Jaipur where people come to admire the stunning architecture. Panna Meena ka Kund is eight storey boari with the symmetrical stairs which are enough to attract you with the way they are styled in the stepwell. While going on the zigzag stairs which are in geometrical patterns , you can catch a view of the magnificent Amber Fort and Palace along with a stunning view of the mountains. During summer and monsoon time you will see that locals diving right into the kund to get some relief from hot weather and it makes for a joyous sight.
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