Panna Meena ka Kund, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Panna Meena ka Kund is an ancient water storage tank or baori that has been well restored and is a functional stepwell in Jaipur.
(Last Updated on : 20-05-2019)
Close to the Amber Fort
, the Panna Meena ka Kund is a stepwell located in Jaipur
, the capital city
of the Indian state
. Built during the 16th century under the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh, the stepwell is about 450 years old and was mainly used for social gatherings.
Aesthetically pleasing, built with pastel shaded plaster, the Panna Meena ka Kund is known for its beautiful Indian architecture
. The symmetric arrangement of the stepwells staircases, the recessed doorways and the octagonal gazebos are a sight to behold. The main purpose of constructing this stepwell was to collect rainwater during the time of monsoon
that would be preserved for drier months. After its restoration, the Panna Meena ka Kund is now one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaipur
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