Category:Stepwells in India
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.
This category has the following 12 subcategories, out of 12 total.
- ► Stepwells in Andhra Pradesh (2 C, 4 F)
- ► Stepwells in Delhi (4 C, 14 F)
- ► Stepwells in Gujarat (12 C, 12 F)
- ► Jachcha Ki Baori (2 F)
- ► Stepwells in Madhya Pradesh (3 C, 6 F)
- ► Stepwells in Rajasthan (3 C, 16 F)
- ► Stepwells in Tamil Nadu (1 C, 2 F)
- ► Stepwells in Uttar Pradesh (3 F)