Jaipur to Abhaneri
Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
Abhaneri, located at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra road, is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. The place is widely popular as it is home to a colossal step well, Chand Baori, which is considered among the most beautiful step wells of India. The village of Abhaneri is believed to have been established by Samrat Mihir Bhoj who was a Gurjar Pratihar king.
The village was originally named Abha Nagri, which means the “city of brightness”, however, with time, due to mispronunciation of the term, it is now called Abhaneri.
The city of brightness or Abha Nagri, as it was once called, is in a dilapidated condition today; nevertheless this small hamlet attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. Abhaneri is famous for 'baoris' which were used for harvesting rain water for summers. Of all the step wells present here, Chand Baori is the most famous and is widely known for its beautiful stone architecture. It is one of India's largest and deepest step wells.
Harshat Mata Temple is a popular tourist attraction that boasts of the amazing architectural splendour of medieval India. The temple is dedicated to Harshat Mata who is considered to be the Goddess of Joy and Happiness.
After exploring these beautiful places you will be taken back to Jaipur for departure.