Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen Ki Baoli

If you are visiting New Delhi then you will a have a large number of places to visit. Depending on your interest you can choose whatever you like. If you are looking for a place that takes you away from the chaos of the city then Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. Build in 12th century the monument is a perfect place to enjoy a pleasant evening. Hidden in the Hailey Lane near the Connaught place the Baoli is a beautiful place for sure. On top of that there are so many stories about this baoli that make us more curious about it. The well protected architecture allures thousands of visitors and amazes them in more than one way.

Agrasen Ki Baoli: Old Yet Charming

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The infrastructure is way too old. The baoli was rebuilt during the Tughlaq reign. Moreover, it is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Hence, after being more than 800 years old the baoli still seems in better condition than many 16th century monuments. The word baoli means the reservoir, since the water harvesting was a huge need for the people of that time, so the 60 meter long and the 15 meter wide step well was built. You will be astonished by seeing the technical and architectural accuracy of that time. The baoli encompasses 108 steps, and it was built in 1132. The architecture is not on a large scale but only a few of the architectures are available of that time. Hence the historical value of the baoli is comparatively higher than any modern architecture.

Blend Of History With Urban City

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Agrasen ki Baoli is the blend of Indian history with the urban city. On the first sight it will take you back to 12th century and if you see the view of the entire city from there, you will see the urban side too. It is a great opportunity to see the history as well as urbanization at the same time. The unusual yet attractive architecture will please you for sure. The technically built water harvesting baoli is the perfect place for the history lovers. Apart from it the baoli will not disappoint out adventure lovers. The most adventurous thing to do is, just do down those steps as much as you can, each step will increase your curiosity about this place and click some selfies.

Best For Photography

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The blend of majestic history and the urban city makes it an ideal place for photography. So you should keep your camera charged and bring out the photogenic model out of you. The unusual yet pleasant structures will make a good background for your click; no matter what angle you chose the view will be perfect. You will hear some guys telling horror stories about the baoli but you should not focus on them, just relax yourself. There you will feel the positive vibes, so no chance that of the presence of the evil spirits. You will definitely be fascinated by the environments. Furthermore no one has a proof of those paranormal activities here. If you are curious about it, then visiting the place is the only way to find out.

Agrasen Ki Baoli: Hardest Part Is Not Hard

Located on the hailey lane Connaught place the Baoli is comparatively harder to reach. However, we have brought you all the information to change the hard part into an easy one. The barakhamba road metro station is the nearest one; you can walk the distance from there on. There is no entry fee and it is open all seven days of the week from 7am to 6pm.

Located in the middle of the urban city, the old baoli holds a huge number of secrets, and it is the secrets that attract thousands of tourists per year.

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Saurabh Shrivastava is an Engineering Graduate in computers from NIT. His hobbies include listening to folk music, watching movies, travelling and he is a foodie. He enjoys driving and road trips. He have been travelling from long time and visited more than 20 states of India. He is a part time blogger and loves to share his experience.