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waterbody reached by steps
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baori (es); bâoli (fr); વાવ (gu); वाव (mr); Stufenbrunnen (de); Puset e shkallëzuar (sq); استپ ول (fa); 梯井 (zh); باؤلی (ur); Trappbrunn (sv); waterput met treden te bereiken (nl); 階梯井 (zh-hant); 阶梯井 (zh-cn); बावड़ी (hi); Pozzo a gradini (it); stepwell (en); باولي (ar); 階段井戸 (ja); பவோலி (ta) waterbody reached by steps (en); પગથીયા ઉતરીને પાણી સુધી પહોચી શકાય એ પ્રકારનો કુવો (gu) baoli, baori (en); باولي (بئر ماء) (ar); bâori, bauli, baori, baoli, bâuli (fr); 階井 (zh)

Stepwells, also called bawdi (Hindi: बावड़ी) or baoli (Hindi: बावली), or vaav (Gujarati: વાવ) are wells in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected, and are often of architectural significance. It can be multi-storied also in which a bullock turns the water wheel ("Rehant") to raise the water in the well to the first or second floor. They are most common in the west of India. They may be also found in the other more arid regions of the subcontinent, extending into Pakistan.


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Media in category "Stepwells"

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