Chand Baori

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Lonely Planet review

About 100km from Jaipur on the Agra road, this remote village, surrounded by wheat fields, is the unlikely location for one of Rajasthan’s most awe-inspiring baoris (step-wells). An incredible geometric sight, Chand Baori has around 11 visible levels of zigzagging steps and is 20m deep. The well, the crumbling palace and the Harshat Mata Temple are believed to have been built by King Chand, ruler of Abhaneri and a Rajput from the Chahamana dynasty.