Located in the Rajasthani village of Abhaneri, Chand Baori is a stepwell consisting of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories descending 100 feet into the ground. Built to provide a steady source of water in an arid region, the stepwell was historically a gathering place for the community during times of intense heat, and the air at the bottom of the well is about 5 to 6 degrees cooler than the air at its surface. The older and lower parts of Chand Baori date back to the eighth century, whereas the upper stories were built in the 18th century during the Mughal era, as evident in the pavilion and royal resting room built on one side of it.