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Interesting water system and underground space!

This place has many tales and not sure which one was true. Some say the shape resembles the flower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pune, India
The name has a significance.

The folklore say that the water of this well had the aroma of the Chmpa or Champak flower! Dont... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has many tales and not sure which one was true. Some say the shape resembles the flower shape and some say the water used to be aromatic! In either cases, i found it interesting. Also there are stairs to go underground and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nimi111
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Water from the Baoli was fetched to reach a pool which is in the shape of the flower Champa. Beauty, aroma and colour was abundantly present. The water was filtered and aroma added through the beautifully shaped canals. Amazingly beautiful. Must visit and take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shobhal
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The folklore say that the water of this well had the aroma of the Chmpa or Champak flower! Dont know the authenticity, but the genius in architecture is evident as the deep well served not only as the water source for the vaulted rooms around...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Debopam
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Champa Baoli is part of Mandu historical monument located next to Hindola mahal. It is a step well constructed in Turkish bath style and derived it's name from the aroma of water resemblance to Champa flower. The vaulted rooms ( Tehkhanas) connected with the step...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shailendrasood
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Set amidst the ruins of palace is the Champa Baoli, so called because its water tasted like Champak flower. A subterranean passage connects the base of the baoli to a labyrinth of vaulted rooms known as tahkhana which are further connected to a pavilion on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Frontiermail
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Champa Baoli And Shahi Mahal (Royal palace) are in the close vicinity of the Jahaz Mahal and ahead to Hindola mahal. It is an old ruin of a middle sized palace with a Baoli ( water Tank) which might be used for water supply in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Champa Baodi is a well which was so named because its water had fragrance of flower 'Champa' or Plumeria. The water does not smell so good any more due to stagnation and the Well is in ruins. The water level in the well is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ShvRm_Traveller
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After you move through Hindola Mahal and just before the hamam the Stepwell is located. Supposed to be have named Champa Baoli as the water smelled of the Champa flowers.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Close to the Jahaz Mahal this place has an interesting network of water channels to supply both hot and cold water. Though not exactly a stepwell(like in Gujarat) as the name suggest, it was source of water during those days. There are multiple levels below...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank EnigmaticIndia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Quite ruined and it is behind the Jahaz mahal. It is behind the main palace and quite ruins. It is within the complex and we can do a visit in 10 minutes.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Karthik R
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