Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto

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31st Dec 2016
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Day 1

P.S. All pictures clicked by Tushar Shukla and are not meant for commercial use. Artwork and content by Seema Misra.

On the last day of 2016, we set out to explore the mysterious Chand Baori. It is situated 95 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra road. It makes for a great one day trip from Jaipur.

Trivia: A lot of movies have been shot here including Bhool Bhulaiya, The Fall, and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This beautifully designed symmetrical step well inspired the look of 'the pit' in the movie The Dark Knight Rises.

You can reach Abhaneri from Jaipur in 3 ways:

1 - Take a bus to Sikandra, which costs around 20 rupees. From there take a jeep or taxi to Abhaneri, which costs about 300 rupees for a round trip.

2 - Take a bus to Gular and walk to Abhaneri (which is about an hour's walk.)

3. Drive or take a taxi from Jaipur which will cost about 3000 rupees if you can split it with someone. Or simply drive, if you have a car.

As of now, there is no entrance fees for viewing the monument.

Photographs of Chand Baori

Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra

Harshad Mata Temple

Across the baori is an old temple called Harshat Mata ki Mandir. What remains are the ruins of what must have been a grand temple once upon a time. It is non commercial temple - there are no priests asking for money etc. And it has a serene and peaceful vibe.

Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra
Photo of Harshad Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India by Seema Misra

Here's an Illustrated Story About Chand Baori

This story shows the history and myths associated with Chand Baori.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

What are baoris?

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Our journey ...

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Researching the place online on Tripoto!

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Portrait of a king.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

When the driver's playlist is off the charts.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

Traveling is all about enjoying the journey.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

Reaching a destination.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

Sketching a step well.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

Myths and mysteries

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Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

An eerie feeling ...

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Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

About a temple next door.

Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra
Photo of Chand Baori: A Day Trip to A Mysterious Step Well #rajasthaninphoto by Seema Misra

P.S. All pictures clicked by Tushar Shukla and are not meant for commercial use. Artwork and content by Seema Misra.