Chand Baori ( a well), is a famous stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 CE and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness upon completion. Its 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories extend 100 feet (30 m) into the ground, making it one of the deepest (and largest) stepwells in India.

Chand Baori ( a well), is a famous stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 CE and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness upon completion. Its 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories extend 100 feet (30 m) into the ground, making it one of the deepest (and largest) stepwells in India.

step-well 4, 2010 sagar kund baori, bundi, rajasthan, india chromogenic print image courtesy of edward burtynsky/nicholas metivier gallery

step-well 4, 2010 sagar kund baori, bundi, rajasthan, india chromogenic print image courtesy of edward burtynsky/nicholas metivier gallery

You're here, and when you go through them, you're there. They're beautiful, meaningful or just fun. They're doors, roads, bridges, corridors, wardrobes, or event horizons.     They're portals.

You're here, and when you go through them, you're there. They're beautiful, meaningful or just fun. They're doors, roads, bridges, corridors, wardrobes, or event horizons. They're portals.

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