Rani Ji Ki Baori- The Stepwell

Raniji ki Baori is one of the largest and most spectacular stepwells of its kind in the entire region. Built towards the end of the 17th century by Rani Nathawatji, a queen of Bundi, this 46m deep stepwell has some splendid domes, spires and intricately carve stone brackets. A flight of wide steps leads through a toran, an archway with four pillared joined at the top by slender arches, and stone elephants facing each other stand in small niches in the pillars at the top. Delicate carvings of various deities are set into the walls. Bundi has numerous stepwells and this is one of the several stepwells commissioned by the Rani and also the most beautiful.

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