Jaipur Local Guide

The historical context of Panna Meena ka Kund

Panna Meena ka Kund, sometimes referred to as Panna Meena Baori or Panna Meena Stepwell, is a stepwell with a long history that is located in the Rajasthani town of Amer, close to Jaipur. Built in the sixteenth century during the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh I, it bears the name Panna Meena after a local Brahmin who is said to have supervising the construction.

In Rajasthan’s desert regions, stepwells such as Panna Meena ka Kund were essential because they provided dependable water supplies during the dry seasons. They served as community hubs as well, where people congregated to exchange ideas, participate in rituals, and get away from the heat.

Panna Meena ka Kund’s architecture is visually beautiful as well as practical. The stepwell has a balcony on the fourth side and symmetrical, intersecting stairs on the other three. Effective water management and convenient access to the water at different levels are guaranteed by this design. Built mostly of yellow sandstone, the stepwell is a tribute to the architectural creativity of the area and mixes in perfectly with the surrounding scenery.

Attracting tourists from all over the world, Panna Meena ka Kund is a well-known tourist destination nowadays because of its geometric patterns and historical value. However, urbanisation, pollution, and neglect pose threats to its preservation. Local government agencies and historical societies are working hard to preserve and repair this architectural wonder so that future generations can continue to enjoy its legacy.

A wonderful illustration of India’s rich history, Panna Meena ka Kund depicts both the social life and water management techniques of the past.

Panna Meena ka Kund Timings

Monday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wedesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Panna Meena ka Kund Entry Fee

  • No entry fee

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