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Jodhpur’s Toorji Ka Jhalra

// Sunday Travel Trivia

Located a few hundred meters from the Clock Tower (the one I had earlier posted about) the Toorji Step Well was built in the 1740s by Maharaja Abhaya Singh’s Queen.

Submerged and full of debris for nearly a century, its recent drainage, clean-up and restoration has uncovered over two hundred feet of hand carved treasure in Jodhpur’s famous Rose-Red Sand-Stone; intricate carvings of dancing elephants, medieval lion and cow water-spouts, and niches housing deities long gone.

Interestingly, the Rajput Queen who funded the well hailed from Patan in Gujarat, home to one of the finest Step Wells in the country.

Read more:

https://kevinstandagephotography.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/toorji-ka-jhalra-jodhpur-step-well

https://www.journeyera.com/jodhpur-stepwell-toorji-ka-jhalara

And if you want to know all about the Goan tradition of jumping into wells, click this link:
http://goanfestivals.barretomiranda.com/catholic/sao-joao-boat-festival-in-siolim/

Do you have any tales of jumping into wells to share???

 

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