Chetan Das ki Bawri, Lohargal | Stepwell Photo
A photo of the lovely seven storey Chetan das ki Bawri stepwell at Lohargal in Shekawati, Rajasthan.
To find out more about stepwells, read our blog about The Forgotten Stepwells of Rajasthan.
There are over 800 languages in India and various local terms are used for stepwells: bawri, baori, baoli, vav, kund.
Lohargal is a small town on the edge of the Aravali hills in Rajasthan and we were shown to this well by Rajesh, the delightful owner of the Tourist Pension Guest House in nearby Nawalgarh. Rajesh's Tourist Pension an ideal place to stay if you're touring the Shekawati region of Rajasthan, Rajesh is a wonderful guide and his wife prepares wonderful food and cooks wholemeal bread at breakfast - a very rare treat in India!