Monday, August 24, 2009

Unseen Rajasthan Special-Abhaneri

History

Abhaneri is less than 2 hours drive away. The stepwell, Chand Baori, is a square shaped well, fairly deep possibly the deepest stepwell in Indo-Pakistan region, with thousands of steep steps on three sides and a deep green pool at the bottom. The adjacent temple is presursor of Khajuraho style by 200 years.

Step Well

Step Well

Centre





Old Statues
Village Huts

This is one of the finest place in Rajasthan and i loved this trip mostly among all.

71 comments:

James said...

I've seen pictures of this place before, but I'm lways glad to see this amazing place.

You are fortunate to be able to see and share such fantastic things.
Have a great week and thank you for sharing!

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating stepwell, I've never been to one before. Lovely old carved statues and patterns. Thank you for sharing these fabulous images.

Becca's Dirt said...

What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing this.

Clytie said...

What an amazing place! I'd never heard of a stepwell before, and totally enjoyed the introduction.

Prospero said...

Is the stepwell used for religious observances? I'm guessing that it has some spiritual meaning. The pool of green does not seem to be for bathing.

Lily Hydrangea said...

the top photo looks like a graphic design. & I love the color of the deep green well. lovely!

ladyviral said...

Does those stepwell actually lead to somewhere?

Love the statue and carvings! All absolutely gorgeous~

Luciana P. said...

Abhaneri is very interesting.
The temple is wonderful.
The pictures are fantastic.
What a trip ...

Hugs and a great week.

kavita said...

When will be the time come for me to visit these incredible places you show...waiting for my kids to grow up a little more...Great pictures..the place has come up alive.

madcobug said...

There was a lot of intricate work done in the details of all these things. Great shots. Helen

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Hi, my friend!
I´ve loved your post and the beautiful photos, specially the statues.
Thanks for sharing,
Renata

claude said...

Wonderful architecture and statues !

Joei - Alvond said...

I'm always happy seeing your post! it makes me more familiarized your place, though, i was not even been there before.
I really glad to read your blog.
have a nice day

-Joei

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Amazing stepwell! This place is awesome. Is the green of the pool caused by algae? How deep is it?

Serena Flor said...

Pretty places… congratulations friend!
A kiss and excellent night for you.

MyMaracas said...

Your photos never fail to amaze me. It seems there is an infinite wealth of beauty and history in your country.

fufu said...

wow another great travelogue my friend!! anyway i am back home now from china =p wish to read more of your articles :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

@Prospero:No,This step well was basically made by the Ghosts and Not by the men's and that too in a single night.This water was used to worship God.

@Ladyviral:These step Wells leads to no where .This well is around 200 Feet deep.

@Buenos Aires Photoblog :Yes this green part is algae.

Lady Di Tn said...

i WAS WONDERING IF THIS IS THE SAME WELL THAT WAS FEATHURED IN A PREVIOUS POST OR AM I MISTAKEN?
THANKS FOR SHARING. PEACE

varsha said...

vaah kamal pics hain...

Wenche said...

This city must be very interesting to visit. Look at all the stairs, I guess you must be tired if you try to walk them all:-) The water is also very, very green.

Celeste Maia said...

I was at this magic place, but your photographs brought so many memories back. What a fantastic, truly fantastic site!

Chie said...

just overwhelming.

divsi said...

abhaneri...wow..2 hrs frm jaipur?
lovely yaar...thanx for sharin this...

Mama Zen said...

What amazing pictures!

Vagabonde said...

At first your photograph of the stepwell looks like a geometric print – then one realizes the depth of the well. Quite a wonderful place and with so much history. I am pleased to have seen it on your blog as I was not aware of it.

Tiago Ralha said...

Great photos :)

EcoRover said...

Coolest steps ever. Who is/are the goddess(es)?

Jacob said...

I am in awe! I've never seen anything like this. What an incredible design and sculptures...it's just amazing!

Renee said...

I loved your trip too.

Rene xoxo

imac said...

nteresting and well captured.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Ted Roth said...

It all looks very mysterious and intriguing. The steps are wonderful. They remind me of an M.C. Escher print. Thanks for the photo tour.

Faye Pekas said...

I don't know what a step well is but I will look it up. This is a beautiful place. I love the ornate statues. In this modern age it seems things are built for functionality rather than beauty. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful step well and sculptures. I missed this on my last trip.

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Maria said...

Incredible visit to this part of your country. So much to see here each time I visit your site!
All the best to you!
Maria

Pietro said...

This is a fantastic place! Beautiful statues and carvings!
All very nice images!
Thanks for sharing!

SandyCarlson said...

Outstanding. This is new to me and just incredible.

tossan® said...

Amazing! I love the beauty that you shoot is very beautiful!

José Ramón said...

Wonderful story is full of beauty thanks for show

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Shell Sherree said...

I didn't know these step wells existed - worship and workout at the same time. :) Lovely photos and tour - thank you! Have a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Amazing, as usual. This is my first exposure to a stepwell, I love the name. The images are wonderful. Love visited through your lens!
Elizabeth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that stepwell is amazing. Love seeing the statues and carvings also. Beautiful place.

Betsy

Tammie Lee said...

Such a strong contrast between the hut and the stone palace. Amazing.

ashaletha said...

I stumbled upon your blog. It's sooo beautiful!! Love to visit these places.

Uma aprendiz said...

Vim agradecer a visita e adorei as fotos.

Lindas!

Coloquei poesia nova, quando puder leia.


um lindo domingo pra vc

JM said...

Amazing! The patterns on the 1st shot are fantastic and so are the other carvings!
I've posted some shots of Delhi on my travel blog. :-)

yyam said...

Have I seen those steps in a movie? They look familiar...fabulous pictures! Thanks for the wonderful tour my friend! :)

George said...

The step well is amazing. Thanks for sharing this place with us through your wonderful pictures.

Juan Carlos said...

Interesting sites. Regards.

as arteiras said...

Debtor, for its visit to mine blog. I gave to a sight in its blog, and liked them very taken off photos it its country. They are pretty places.
It has a good week and it always comes back!
Bjs!
The arteiras
In portuguese
Obrigado, pela sua visita ao meu blog.
Dei uma vista no seu blog, e gostei muito das fotos tiradas do seu país. São lugares bonitos.
Tenha uma boa semana e volte sempre!
Bjs!!!
As arteiras

Gata Verde said...

I love it...

;)

Danielle said...

What a neat well! Great images. It's neat to see such old works of art.

gaelikaa said...

Fascinating post. I have relatives in Rajasthan and hope to visit them sometime soon!

Ñoco Le Bolo said...

… con la mirada atenta…

Nice places for an occidental person. I whish I were there.
Sorry awful English.

... saludos desde CR & LMA
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. Paulo . Intemporal . said...

. always fantastic .

. your eyes . in your pics .

. congratulations .

. ever and ever .

. best regards .

foongpc said...

Interesting stepwell! Why so many steps?

charmine said...

WOW!!! I am amazed by that step well,never seen such a thing before.I must visit this place.Have a great week.

Brigitte said...

Quel contraste entre les premières photos, témoins d'un passé glorieux et la dernière photo. la pierre travaillée, monumentale et les baraques en toile...

Ane said...

Thank you!
Gostei de seu blog!

Andresa said...

Good Nigth my friend!

I´ve loved your post and the beautiful the statues.


Thanks for sharing,

Have a nice day.
Kiss
Andresa Araujo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All !! Thanks for your lovely comments..Unseen Rajasthan

ShySongbird said...

How incredible, I have never seen anything like it before! I certainly wouldn't want to ever climb so many steps though :)

Poetíssima said...

Não escrevo em inglês, mas gostei das imagens...
Obrigada pela visita.
Volte sempre..

Adorei teu espaço...

Abraços!
Poetíssima#

Indrani said...

Step wells are unique. I have seen some. At Hampi, we are not permitted to descent the steps. Great shots.

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Wow excellent pictures of Rajasthan.

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SandyCarlson said...

I am just now taking in the size of this incredible place. And all the beautiful patterns.

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Ayie said...

very interesting architecture

Nefertiti said...

superbe ! Merci pour le voyage ;O)

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