Saturday, April 14, 2012

Panna Mian ka kund

If it wasn't already true that I love stepwells, this one would solidify that fact.

The Panna Mian near Amer Fort in Jaipur is a marvelous optical illusion.
Built in the 1600s, this one is newer than the others I have visited.  It was dug as a sort of community gathering area.  A place where people could come for water, a swim, a chat with a neighbor while doing some washing. 
The criss-cross of stairs, the octagonal gazebos, and the recessed doorways--this baoli was so fun to walk around and photograph. 

The spectacular visuals of the place makes it an appealing location to film a movie.  The clip here (fantastic bit of Bollywood) highlights several Jaipur locations.  Sadly, during my visit, none of the dancers were out dancing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here I created a page of this place on Facebook!!!