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Large Stepwell in Kumbhalgarh Citadel, near Udaipur (India)

Stepwells, also called bawdi or baoli, are wells or ponds in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps.­

This is probably one of the most interesting part of what's left of the fortress, but it is hard to find and not on the "tourist circuit".­ Requires some scrambling, since the Step-well was protected by its own fortified wall.­

Kumbalgarh is a fortress situated 82 km North-West of Udaipur.­ See this en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Kumbhalgarh.

Rajasthan, India

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­