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.