An Amazing Well with 13 floors and 3500 steps [wicked]

February 27, 2009 · Posted in Amazing, Pictures, Wicked 

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri near Bandikui, Rajasthan. Stepwells, also called bawdi or baoli are in essence wells in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected, and are often of architectural significance. Chand Baori well is 30 meters deep, it has 13 floors and 3,500 steps.

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Built back in the 10th century, the incredible well of Chand Baori, India was a practical solution to the water problem in the area. The arid climate forced the locals to dig deep for a dependable water source, one that would last throughout an entire year. Legends say that ghosts build it in one night and that it has so many steps to make it impossible for someone to retrieve a coin once it’s been dropped in the well.

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India

Chand Baori stepwell in India


13 Responses to “An Amazing Well with 13 floors and 3500 steps [wicked]”

  1. Prescient Priscilla on August 7th, 2010 2:17 am

    Astonishing, wonder, overwhelming. This kind of thing tends to make me feel that we have nothing on the ancients. Thanks for this.

  2. Max Verde on October 13th, 2010 12:44 pm

    Wonderful! Escher would be inspired by this.

  3. Mat on October 24th, 2012 12:30 am

    Very cool, but, nothing on the ancients? Cleaner water gets pumped into my toilet with practically no effort on my part.

  4. Wayanad on February 5th, 2013 9:44 pm

    The place Rajasthan always has difficulties with water. The ancient found these step like architecture to preserve the quantity of water by using some techniques in their design.

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  6. Bevi on April 27th, 2013 5:29 am

    It’s artwork!

  7. Tony on May 12th, 2013 12:57 pm

    What about all the debris that fell in while building

  8. Lauren@GreenGlobalTrvl on May 15th, 2013 11:17 pm

    Stunning architecture! The well’s architectural structure reminds me of the inside of an ancient pyramid. I also wonder what happened to all the debris that fell 13 stories into the well. Thanks for sharing your trip, and good luck in future travels!

  9. teresa on May 17th, 2013 2:13 am

    It is quite beautiful in its construction but the green floating on top of water is a little disconcerting. Like others i wonder about how the construction was done. Now that I know this even exists I shall use the powers of the internet to learn more about construction.

  10. Deacon on August 25th, 2013 2:06 pm

    Anyone else recognize this place from The Dark Knight Rises?

  11. Somya on October 9th, 2013 10:11 pm

    I went here. The drainage system around here is basically awesome considering how old it is.

  12. duba duba on December 23rd, 2013 5:40 am

    Well, well, well.

  13. Me-Mo on February 17th, 2014 3:17 am

    I have seen this before,it was used in the very cool movie called “The Fall”.Awsome,the ancient buildings in India are very beautieful.

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