Thursday, July 7, 2011

Incredible India

Incredible India

The most beautiful well in the world is in India
Known as baoli or bawdi in India, the fountains with steps, stepwells, are some impressive decorated constructions, where if you want to get to the water you need to get down some stairs. The first such architectural jewels began to be built in 200 AD in Western India and stayed for centuries, a unique phenomenon to this region. In fact, today, these step wells can only be found in a few regions of India and Pakistan.
In the Middle Ages, many maharajahs have decorated their domains with these strange and impressive fountains, archaeologists discovered in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra remains of hundreds of step wells. The images that we present below are from Chand Baori, a famous step well in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan and, in addition, the deepest and widest in the world. Baori Chand was built in the 9th century, along with Harshat Mata Temple. The monument has 3,500 steps, 13 stories and is 30 meters (100 feet) deep


































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