Stepwell (Tuwar Ji Ka Jhalra)

Stepwell or (Tuwar ji ka Jhalra) is quite an interesting place to visit it also renders a glimpse into the kind of important responsibilities women had in royal families; the building has layers and layers of stairs, fencing from all corners and eventually leading towards a water pond.  The women had to manage their own water system; hence it comes as no surprise it was built by the Queen, a consort of Maharaja of Jodhpur Abhay Singh. It is located in Makrana Moholla, near Gulab Sagar in old city. To the present it is being used as an unofficial swimming pool, the locals enjoy a dip or a dive (making use of its height), to cool themselves off. While recent cleaning and restoration of the Stepwell , the architects found 200 feet of treasure, the items found were a red rose sandstone with carvings of elephants, medieval lions, cow water-spouts and an alcove housing Hindu deities.

The water is clean as you can find fishes swimming in the water. The rooftop café and nearby restaurants are always full, the view from café is quite striking. The ideal time to visit is morning or evening however there are no time restrictions, visitors can come in any time, to enjoy a cup of coffee or just enjoy the view from the rooftop.



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    History, Architecture, Photography
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    Location

    Inside city, near Clock Tower and Gulab Sagar, on the way to Mehrangarh Fort
Stepwell
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Stepwell