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No such word as stepwell exists. It should be step well, should it not? Elsewhere in India as you know they call them tanks. And those same tanks are not always religious sites either.
The OED says that a well is a • noun 1 a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas. 2 a depression made to hold liquid. 3 a plentiful source or supply. 4 an enclosed space in the middle of a building, giving room for stairs or a lift or allowing light or ventilation.
Wikipedia is not the place to make up words; is it?