The Chand Baori stepwell was created to celebrate three objectives: to be a water-harvesting mechanism, to serve as an adjunct to the temple and, as an object of sheer visual beauty, to be a venue for the performing arts. Built in an era when water was literally worshipped as a life-giving resource, it is an example of how collections of water in the form of rivers, lakes, ponds – and in this case a water-harvesting reservoir – were exalted through architectural embellishment, sanctified through religious rituals, and celebrated as spaces for social interaction. It is an architectural marvel of carved and embellished inner walls that are 13 stories deep, and intricately connected through hundreds of flights of steps, leading all the way down to the lowest prevailing water level. Interspersed in and around this amazing structure are temples, figures of gods and goddesses, and performance platforms.
The dramatic architecture of the Chand Baori and its desolate location also make it a favourite for film shoots. For the information of movie buffs, the stepwell was the setting for the underground prison in Christopher Nolan’s epic film, “The Dark Knight Returns”, where Bruce Wayne must attempt a perilous climb to escape his confinement and return to save Gotham.
Jaipur - Chand Baori Road Trip Package
Rajasthan is full of mysterious and extraordinary places, and Abhaneri’s Chand Baori is one of them. Chand Baori is at a distance of 96 kms from Jaipur, which takes around 2-3 hours to cover. You may also opt to visit Galtaji Monkey Temple and Sisodiya Rani Bagh on the way to Chand Baori.
Cars Offered / Charges:
- Suzuki Dzire and Toyota Etios: ₹ 8-9 INR/km
- Toyota Innova: ₹ 11 INR/km
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