India has thousands of Stepwells and there are few hundreds which have got some significance. This Stepwell in Attara ( in Uttar Pradesh ) is one such Stepwell which is over 500 years old.
It is multi-level Step well and each floor of step well is exact replica of previous one. Legend says that there are 12 such levels and there are pots of jewels in the bottom of the step well.
Many explorers have died while trying to find those pots and this creates a subtle mystery around the place.
We enjoyed exploring this location and learnt a lot about how great ancient construction workers were and how nicely they could conceptualise such beautiful step wells. Surely they were far ahead of their times.