© Sonali Dalal and sonalidalal.wordpress.com (2012)
Step-wells are wells where water can be reached by descending the steps. Gujarat,Indian state and my home state,has many such step-wells from bygone era. They are of great historical significance and today they are all in the category of protected monuments. These structures were made out of stones with some amazing carvings. These wells were also used as a refuge against intense heat of Indian summer. People will go deep inside and will be protected from the harsh sunlight. Water in the well used to provide cooling effect. Travelers used to rest there while passing by.
Here I have captured step-well of Ambapur some 20 kms outside my hometown of Ahmedabad.