chand baori

Access to Chand Baori

The Chand Baori can be found in Abhaneri, about 95 km from Jaipur. A convenient detour off the much-feted Golden Triangle route-Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, Chand Baori is a less sought after destination that is worth the effort to visit it.

Abhaneri can be best reached from Jaipur. There are no direct bus lines, thus you have two options to reach Abhaneri by public transportation.

The first one is to go to Sikandra (around 20 rupees) and from there take a jeep or taxi to Abhaneri (around 250 ruppes for return travel).

The second option is to go to Gular by bus and then walk around one hour to Abhaneri. You can also take a taxi for the whole ride from Jaipur but that might prove to be too costly.

This nondescript village in the Dausa district on the Jaipur-Agra Highway remains rather neglected though near the famous tourist track in Rajasthan. Tourists are yet to hear much about the sheer splendour of its deep stepwell and its exquisitely carved Harshat Mata temple.

As you get down from the car young village children gather around you, stare intently at the visitors and gape at the car. Though the historical structure is under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), there is no entry fee yet to this stunning piece of history. And thankfully no vendors sell kitschy mementoes, souvenirs or idols and no guide mills around to overwhelm you. The site is open seven days a week except on major holidays.

Chand Baori Step Well Map

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