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Indias Forgotten Stepwells

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Image 15 of 37 from gallery of India's Forgotten Stepwells. Photograph by Victoria S Lautman

Chand Baori, Abhaneri, India This small village outside the northern city of Jaipur has a concentration of distinctive step wells called baoris, developed for collecting rainwater. Chand Baori is one of the deepest and largest of these wells, with some 3,500 steps that descend 13 stories deep. While it is possible to see down all 13 flights, it isn’t currently used as a well as the bottom few stories are gated off. Dating from around the ninth century, this step well is located in front of…

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Rajasthan, India In India, stepwells are more than just reservoirs: they're gathering places to hang out and escape the heat. This ancient community function means stepwells are also a geometric art form all their own.

36 Hours in Rajasthan, India - NYTimes.com. What an insane itinerary!!

36 Hours in Rajasthan, India

The country is modernizing rapidly, sometimes too fast, but this spectacular old region endures, evoking rulers with giant mustaches and spectacular forts and palaces.

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Chicago Journalist Victoria Lautman Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear.

Explore India's elaborate stepwell architecture

Street life by Pierre Turtaut on Flickr.    Jaipur, India.

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Bundi, India amazing medieval stepwell of Dabhai Kund. - http://places2seebeforeyoudie.com/bundi-india-amazing-medieval-stepwell-of-dabhai-kund/

Picture of Bundi, India: amazing medieval stepwell of Dabhai Kund, built. stock photo, images and stock photography.

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Gallery of India's Forgotten Stepwells - 20

Image 20 of 37 from gallery of India's Forgotten Stepwells. Photograph by Victoria S Lautman

Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and helped to provide water storage during the dry seasons and offer people a place to socialise. This one was pictured in Rajasthan, India 2002. Photograph: Steve McCurry

Women walking in stepwell, Rajasthan. Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl” Releases Unseen Pictures From India That Will Take Your Breath Away

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