|Town or city||Bandikui|
|Construction started||c. 800|
|Design and construction|
Chand Baori is said to be named after a local ruler called Raja Chanda. The oldest parts of the step-well date from the 8th century onwards, but the upper stories were built around the 18th century during the Mughal era.
Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.
The state of Rajasthan is extremely arid, and the design and final structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface, and Chand Baori was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat. One side of the well has a pavilion and resting room for the royals.
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