Jaipur to Abhaneri StepWell - Day Tour
Starting point : Your hotel / place
Finishing point : Your hotel / place
Starting time : 08:00 AM
Duration : 09 hours
Abhaneri, a small village in Dausa district on Jaipur Agra Highway (approx 120kms / 2 hours) famous for its Baori or Stepwell, is a place not to be missed.
Abhaneri is originally named as Abha Nagri that means City of Brightness. It was built by King Raja Chand of Gurjar Kingdom in 9TH century. It is popular for Chand Baori and Harshat Mata Temple. It is a legend that Goddess Harshat Mata shower brightness all over the village, so it is named Abha Nagri which is probably mispronounced as Abhaneri.
The major attraction of Abhaneri is the Chand Baori. The massive stepwell built to conserve rainwater is 20 m deep with 13 levels, is considered deepest and largest stepwell in India. Marvelous carvings on the steps make it to be an excellent piece of architecture. The stepwell stands as an amazing display of ancient engineering. The geometric step pattern gives fascinating and surprising experience to the tourists.
Another interesting site to visit is Harshat Mata Temple dedicated to Goddess Harshat Mata, the Goddess of Joy. The temple built in 10th century and is situated near the Chand Baori, reflects an incredible architectural aspects of ancient India. Abhaneri also known for its local dances like Ghoomer and Kalbelia is remarkable site worth visiting at least once.
After exploring this unique architecture, we return to Jaipur in the evening.
What is included in the tour
- Chand Baori, Abhaneri entrance
- Harshat Mata temple
- Air- conditioned comfortable car / vehicle to and fro Jaipur
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel Insurance
- Tips / Gratuities
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
- Unique architecture of 8th century Stepwell.
- Harshat Mata temple with 1200 years Hindu sculptures