Abhaneri originally named Abha Nagri “ City of Brightness” . Situated at a distance of 95KMS from Jaipur, on the Jaipur – Agra road.
Abhaneri’s most popular sites are 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.
Chand Baori : The massive step well built to conserve rainwater is 20 m deep with 13 levels, is considered deepest and largest stepwell in India. Step well is unique to India. These are wells built with steps into it which leads down to the water.
Chand Baori one was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry. The stepwell stands as an amazing display of ancient engineering. The geometric step pattern gives fascinating and surprising experience to the tourists.
Harshat Mata Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Harshat Mata, the Goddess of Joy. The temple built in 10th century. Portraits 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.
On an extended tour at Jaipur add a day excursion to Abhaneri.
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