The Chand Baori stepwell of Rajasthan, India

January 20, 2013 in Amazing, Asia-Pacific, Pictures, Serious stuff

 

The Chand Baori stepwell is an incredible masterpiece landmark. Constructed in the 8th century by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty, the well has steps built into the inner walls.

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The stepwell has 3500 steps in 13 stories and extends more than 100 feet in the ground making it one of the biggest of its kind in the world. The well was used as a source of stable water supply, with the steps allowing for people to descend to the water level.

Besides the use as a reservoir of water, the Chand Baori well was also used as a gathering point for the locals. As the temperature was lower inside the well, people would gather and sit on the stairs above the water level to cool off.

The Chand Baori step well was also featured in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chand_Baori.

Picures: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Chand_Baori.

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