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Abhaneri is a small town village, situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the amazing “Baoris” step wells and Harshat Mata Temple. The village of Abhaneri is believed to be established by the King Raja Chand. Originally Abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness, but due to mis-pronunciation of the term, it is changed to the present name.
In the present day, this city of brightness is in ruins; still it attracts tourists from across the globe. Abhaneri is prominent for Baoris, which are the unique invention of the natives for harvesting rain water.
Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple.
Amongst the other step wells, Chand Baori and Harshat Mata Temple are the most popular one.
- LOCATION: 95 Kms from Jaipur (On Jaipur-Agra Road)
- BY ROAD: The best mode of reaching Abhaneri is via road from Jaipur.
- AREA : 37 sq km
- BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March
- LANGUAGES SPOKEN : Rajasthani, Hindi
- MAJOR ATTRACTIONS : Chand Baori, Harshat Mata Temple