Chand Baori is an ancient stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the west Indian state of Rajasthan .
“Chand” means “the moon” and “Baori” means stepwell, so this literally translates to Moon Stepwell.
Chand Baori step well was built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri town in Rajasthan, by a king called King Chanda. The exact time it was built is estimated to be somewhere in the 8th or 9th century.
A stepwell consists of steps built into sides that lead down to a water body, that could be a lake, pond or river.
Chand Baori has 3,500 narrow steps arranged symmetrically, and descending up to 20m to the bottom of the tank.
Chand Baori is open to visitors between 8 AM and 6 PM every day, on all days of the week. Visitors are charged no entry fee here.
Abhaneri village is close to the capital city of Jaipur (around 95.5 kms/60 miles away) which in turn is well connected to cities across India as well as other parts of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.
One cannot miss the grandeur and the magnificence of one of the largest stepwells in the world, Chand Baori, also known as Abhaneri step well, is located in Rajasthan and is the epitome and example of old Indian architecture. Built to restore rainwater in the hot state of Rajasthan, the thirteen-storied step well was built by King Chand Raja during the 8th or 9th century over 1200 years ago and is literally the oldest stepwells of the world.