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Agrasen ki Baoli Delhi (India)

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OVERVIEW

Agrasen's Baoli (Agrasen ki Baoli) is among a few of its kind in Delhi, consisting of 103 steps made of red stone. The Baoli was originally built by Maharaja Agrasen, in the Mahabharat era, and later rebuilt by the Agrawal community in the 14th century, most probably during the Tughlaq period. It is located on Hailey Road near Cannought Place in Delhi, India, in the vicinity of Jantar Mantar. It is now a protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and has a mammoth board indicating it's national importance, but even the ticket-less entry attracts only a few visitors. You can reach the Baoli by taking KG Marg from outer Cannought Circus, and then turn left towards the Hailey Road.
The Agrasen's Baoli is a unique blend of architecture with an impressive design known to have existed centuries ago. The stone walls of the Baoli, dressed with inventive designs with a series of an arched structure are grim and desolate, but still beautiful. The Baoli is 60 meters long and 15-meter wide rectangular step well made up of a series of superimposed arches supported on piers or columns. Some parts of the Baoli are permanently immersed in water, but there exist three levels in the visible area (the area which is above the water) of the Baoli, each of which is lined with arched niches on either side. These allow the visitors to explore various alcoves and rooms that once may have been used as sites for retreat or puja. Presently, the rooms considered dangerous are secured with gates, and most probably are the favourite dwelling place for the pigeons.

Best Time

Morning hours are the best time to visit this destination. Autumn months from September to November are ideal to visit this destination.

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Visit Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.

Open and Closing Time

One can visit on all days of the week from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M

General Information

Entry Fee: Indian National:No Fee/- Foreign Visitor: No Fee/-

Near By Attraction

Birla Mandir Temple Hotel Connaught Royale The Town House Cafe The Revolving Restaurant Hotels available near by Agrasen Ki Baoli

Transportation

Distance between Tilak Bridge Railway Station and Agrasen Ki Baoli is 1.2 miles or 1.1 nautical miles Distance between Barakhamba Metro Station and Agrasen Ki Baoli is 0.6 miles or 0.5 nautical miles Distance between Pari Chowk Bus Stand and Agrasen Ki Baoli is 23.6 miles or 20.5 nautical miles
 

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Interesting facts about Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli is considered the most haunted places in India because people have reported strange noises here. Also, one can easily notice many of pigeons here & rumoured to never leave the area. These pigeons also exaggerate the rumours. The intriguing architecture of the Agrasen ki Baoli has inspired Bollywood also. The baoli is the center of various Bollywood movies. The recent one P.K highlighted the Agrasen ki Baoli the most. <br Baoli is a Hindi word which means step well which was used for storing water during draught. Such water reservoirs are found all over the country which was made in ancient times for water storage. The water reservoir at Dholavira dates back its origin to Indus Valley Civilization. Agrasen ki Baoli is a historical monument situated on the Halley Road near Connaught Place, New Delhi. A Baoli in English is a step well meant to store water. There are many ancient step wells in India.

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