water well

Water well - near Udaipur (India)

You can see the flat stones sticking out forming a precarious stair to go down in the well.­ Those deep water wells are several hundreds years old, and they can be found everywhere in the country side in Rajasthan.­ They are usually equipped with a bucket chain (visible in this photo) powered by oxes, to pump the water from the well into irrigation channels.­

bucket chain chain pump deep stone steps water well

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.­