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. The village of Abhaneri is believed to have been established by the Gurjar pratihar king Samrat Mihir Bhoj. In mythology, samrat Mihir Bhoja is presented as King Raja Chand.
Abhaneri is prominent for ‘Baoris‘, step wells which were invented by the natives to harvest rainwater. These tanks were used as cool places of retreat and as water reservoirs during parched times of the year. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and it is one of India’s deepest and largest. There are three ways to reach the water using the steps, which are divided into stories. This colossal, delicately carved well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. It was a ritual to wash the hands and feet at the well before visiting the adjoining temple.
08:30 am- Jaipur – Abhaneri (100 km – 2 to 3 hours)
Around 08.30 am, you will be picked up from your preferred location or hotel in Jaipur in an air-conditioned car to proceed towards Abhaneri.
11.00 am- Reach and explore Abhaneri
On reaching this village, you will see Chand Baori which is considered as one of the largest and deepest step wells in India. It was constructed in the 9th century and has 3500 narrow steps in thirteen stories and is hundred feet deep. After this you will visit Harshat Mata temple, which is regarded as the goddess of happiness who spreads joy to the entire village. Visiting this temple takes you back to the glory of medieval India. The ruined images in the temple indicate that this temple was actually dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
19:00 pm- Arrival at Jaipur
On arrival at Jaipur, you will be dropped at your preferred location or hotel. Cherish the memories of this Abhaneri same day tour for all the years to come.