Agrasen Ki Baoli // A Forgotten Water Temple //

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26th Jul 2019

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Photo of Agrasen Ki Baoli // A Forgotten Water Temple // by Kavish Sethi
Day 1

Hey Guys, I visited Agrasen Ki Baoli recently. It is amazing to explore an old structure in the midst of Central Delhi (Connaught Place). Best part to watch is the contrast we can see, in the background buildings are visible and in the foreground an really old structure.

Agrasen Ki Baoli was built by Maharaja Agrasen, which is now restored by Archaeological Survey of India. Nearest metro station to reach here is Barakhamba. You can also visit jantar mantar, as it is quite near from here. I clicked lots of black and white pictures to go back in time.

Contrast against the Baoli, Buildings in the background

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

This Baoli, with 108 steps, is among a few of its kind in Delhi

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

It has lots of windows and water was stored throughout all levels

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is lined with arched niches on both sides.

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

From an architectural perspective, this step well was probably rebuilt during the Tughlaq period.

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

Rebuilding the old Agrasen Ki Baoli would have been within the means of a well established and wealthy Agrawal community during the 14th century.

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

The shades of yesterday

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

Contrast against the baoli, we can see the buildings in CP at the background.

Photo of Agrasen ki baoli, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Kavish Sethi

Its a must visit, if you are exploring Delhi. Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures at Baoli.

Happy Travelling!

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