Chand Baori stepwell near Jaipur

In Jaipur I took a uber to Abhaneri, not so far from Amber Fort, to see one of the largest stepwells Chand Baori. It was the first time I saw a stepwell.

It was impressive, diamond stairs criss-cross their way down to the green water. Stepwells seem to be an important part of Indian history, today you still find many abandoned stepwells in Rajasthan.

I look small on the picture compared to the huge well

It could be more interesting if you can take the steps down, but it’s no longer allowed. They set a guard to watch. I tried to negotiate with him but no success. I heard somewhere in Jodpur you can still find stepwell where you are allowed to take the steps down.