This Baori situated in the village of Abhaneri in Dausa district of Rajasthan. Abhaneri is at a distance of 35 km from Dausa city and 90 km away from Jaipur. Chand Bawdi is the largest stepwell in India. This stepwell is famous for its beauty along with being large, it is a hidden treasure of Rajasthan.
When I first saw this stepwell, I was taken aback by the fact that the depth of the stepwell is 30 meters deep or this stepwell is equal to the depth of 13-story. it has been made 3500 steps to get down, it has a double step on all three sides. Remain on one side there is a multi-story palace based on pillars, these stairs are made of symmetrical, which gives a different feeling to stepwell view.
As this Babri being very deep, the air at the bottom temperature is about 5-6 degrees colder in the bottom than the upper floor air. In the olden times, this chand Bawdi was used by the villagers for taking water as well as for cultural activity in summer.
it is believed that the stairs that you used to move down, you cannot come up from those stairs. This Baori is protected by steel grills in today’s times. Tourists cannot go down in this Bawdi. Chand Bawdi is surrounded by a high boundary wall with a corridor built around it, it was later built by the Archaeological Survey of India Department later on.
This step well is one of the ancient step wells of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chandra of the Nikumbha dynasty, who ruled over the Abhaneri in the eighth and ninth century, Chand Bawdi is named after the name of King Chandra. The legend is related to the stepwell that this bawdi build by the ghost in one night only In Dausa district, Bhandarej village also has a big step well which was also constructed in the same night. The chand bawdi and the big Bawdi are connected to each other by a tunnel.
What is Baori
Rajasthan is a drought state, due to being a dry state, there was always a problem of water. In the olden times, Bawd used to have a large source of water, which was a means of getting water in the dry area, there are many such small bawdi in Rajasthan.
There is another beautiful stepwell in the village of Bhandarej, which is 10 kilometers from the Dausa city, which is famous as Badi Baoli, if you are going to Abhaneri, then you can visit this bawdi also.
Chand Baori Dausa Images
Chand Baori Timing
Timing – the opening timing 7:30 am to 6:00 pm all day
Chand Baori entry fees
Indian tourist – 15rs foreign tourist – 200rs
Chand Baori Address
Near Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Bandikui, Rajasthan 303313
When to visit
Best time to visit chand baori is October to March as days are sunny, not too hot, with cooler nights.
Chand Baori Distance
Dausa to Abhaneri distance 35 KM
Jaipur to Abhaneri stepwell distance 93 KM
Bhangarh to Chand Baori distance 43 KM
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Frequently Ask Question
Who made Chand baori?
Chand Baori was built by Raja Chandra of Chauhan dynasty
How many steps are there in chand bawdi?
chand bawdi has 3500 steps
Where is Chand Bawdi in Rajasthan?
Chand bawdi stepwell is situated in Abhaneri village near Bandikui of Dausa Distt in Rajasthan.
How deep is the water in Chand baori?
Chand bawdi stepwell is 30 meters deep or this stepwell is equal to the depth of a 13-story building
Is abhaneri haunted?
Abhaneri is ruin place. A legend is there that chand bawdi is haunted place.
Which city is called the city of step wells?
Rani ji ki bawdi is called the city of step well
Where is Rani ki Vav?
Rani ki vav situated in Patan Gujarat
Which is the famous Stepwell?
Chand bawdi in Rajasthan and Rani ki vav in Gujarat are famous stepwell
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