10+ photos show the beauty of Indian underground wells

The uncontrolled pumping of groundwater has caused the majority of India’s wells to dry up. Many of these initiatives have now been abandoned.


There is a lot of magnificent architecture in India that is slowly deteriorating. Many of us are unaware of their existence. We’re talking about the incredible rock wells that reach a depth of ten storeys.


Victoria Lautman, a journalist, made her first trip to the nation thirty years ago and discovered some remarkable artifacts. The huge construction was built to access groundwater and rainfall collecting in locations where the dry months are replaced by weeks of heavy monsoon spring rains.


Thousands of wells were created in India during the second and fourth centuries AD as simple ditches, which later grew into far more intricate technical feats and artistic creations.


Wells became a symbol of perpetual life, and they surrounded themselves with wealthy and influential donors, many of whom were women.


A deep cylinder for groundwater is built in the building of an underground well. For ease of access to water, a lengthy stairway and lateral extensions were built close to the neighboring stone pit, which leaked via a specific hole.


During the rainy season, the wells transformed into a massive tank filled to capacity with water. This ancient water saving method has been in use for millennia.


The uncontrolled pumping of groundwater has caused the majority of the wells to dry up. Many of them have since been abandoned.


A modest number of well-maintained structures located distant from tourist routes. However, the majority of these one-of-a-kind artifacts have long been overgrown, partially collapsed, or utilized as landfill. Unfortunately, several of them have vanished from all of the cards.