We left Agra and began our trip to Rajasthan. Our first stop would be Jaipur. On the way we visited a 9th century step well called Chand Baori in the town of Abhaneri. It descends 100 feet into the ground. You can walk down the steps and feel the temperature reduce slightly. It was a strange feeling but one that I appreciated.
People would go to the step well to bathe and hang out. You can tell by the possible rooms to one side that this place was made to accommodate visitors.
So many steps
Almost like an M.C. Escher
View into Chand Baori
Peering into the well
Doors in the wall at Chand Baori. I like the colors of the doors and the wall.
The Guards of Chand Baori
Man with great facial hair at Chand Baori
Next door to the well is a small temple called Harshat Mata. Harshat Mata is the Goddess of joy and happiness and before visiting her one would wash their hands and feet.
If you have the time, this little village is worth the stop!