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Nathawat-Ji-Ki-Baoree [Bundi]. Built by Her Highness Maharani Nathawatji Sahib, wife of His Highness Maharao Raja Anirudh Singhji. Samvat 1757. AD 1700.

Nathawat-Ji-Ki-Baoree [Bundi]. Built by Her Highness Maharani Nathawatji Sahib, wife of His Highness Maharao Raja Anirudh Singhji. Samvat 1757. AD 1700.

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(12)

Item number: 12

Length: 23.8

Width: 19.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View looking down into a step well at Bundi, Rajasthan taken by Gunpatrao Abajee Kale, c.1900. The photograph is from an album of views of Bundi formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909. Said to be one of the finest step wells in Bundi, the Rani-ki-Baori is situated in the middle of the city. It was built in 1699 by Nathawatji, the Queen of Rao Raja Aniruddha Singh of Bundi, one of twenty built by the Queen. The well is 40 feet wide and 200 feet deep, 200 steps lead down to the water source.

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