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June 5th, 2010 – by: ganesh71
They also served as community meeting places, at the base, where the water is - they provided cool relief from the desert sun. Some of them are also built with alcoves in between the series of steps, where people could take a break from the work and the heat - relax & chat.
They are built with series of steps several stories high, surrounding the well. There are several of these surviving ancient stepwells in Gujarat and Rajasthan. One of the largest, Chand Baori, is 13 stories high, has 3500 steps and is 100 feet deep. It truly is a marvelous sight to wonder. The amazing architecture of the Rajput era is a sight to behold. This is located in the small village of Abhineri, one of the stops included on Global Tastes & Travels 2011 Culinary Tour to India. Whether or not you are able to come on our tour next year, this is one stop that must be included on any tour to India.
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