Water well with Bucket Chain - near Udaipur (India)
Those deep water wells are several hundred 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 cows or oxes, to pump the water from the well into irrigation channels.
Here is another photo of this 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.