2015-06-12

Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi

Agrasen Ki Baoli, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, India, on Hailey Road, close to Connaught Place. The Archeological Survey of India has designated this monument as a protected monument. Baoli can be used to refer to step well. It is believed that it was built by Maharaja Agrasen in Mahabharat's epic era. This is almost more than 5000 years ago. However, there are no historical records to support this legend. In the 14th century, the Agrawal community rebuilt it.

Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi

Agrasen Ki Baoli


The stepwell measures 60 meters in length and 15 meters wide. It is ancient and made up of arches that are superimposed on columns or piers. The steps lead to the base, which once held water. It has 108 steps. The Baoli's red stone walls are arranged in a series of arched structures.

Baoli used to have water until recently, but it is now dry and you can see the bottom of its reservoir full of feathers and droppings. The Baoli is known for its pigeons, bats, and dry reservoir. You will see birds and "love birds" everywhere you go. It is quiet and cool in the middle of the capital. As one descends the stairs, the silence grows deeper and the spectacular view of Delhi's skyline fades. This is why it is known as one of the most haunted and spooky places in Delhi. This place is creepy because of the gradual rise in the gurgling sound from pigeons and the squeaky chattering bats echoing off of the stone walls.

Ancient stepwell in Delhi

Baoli is astonished by the babble about being followed or seen by an invisible entity. The intensity of this conversation increases when you speed up. For a long time, there have been rumors about evil spirits living in this ancient architecture. According to legends, the Baoli used to be filled with blackwater, which attracted many depressed, discouraged, and disheartened admirers. People were hypnotized to death by the lure of the mystic waters, which attracted them to the water. The "Baoli of unseen" used to summon people to sacrifice their lives to raise their water levels.

First Photo credit Karan Kapoor
Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
Photo credit Karan Kapoor
Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
Photo credit Karan Kapoor
Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
Photo credit Karan Kapoor
Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Agrasen Ki Baoli | Delhi — Video

Agrasen Ki Baoli | Delhi — Map

Agrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi
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Source — Wikipedia | Hauntedindia

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