The hidden gems of Delhi – Agrasen ki Baoli, Jantar mantar and Bangla Sahib

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16th Apr 2017
Photo of The hidden gems of Delhi – Agrasen ki Baoli, Jantar mantar and Bangla Sahib by The_Budget_Backpacker

Being from a small city, historic monuments always fascinates me and even though they are not so popular tourist destinations, I planned my visit to these places on a certain Sunday. I started my voyage early in the morning around 7am and reached Rajiv Chowk which is the closest metro station to Agrasen Ki baoli (from where any autorickshaw can land you to that place.)

Day 1

As I reached there I found teenagers were having their gala time on the steps. I descended till the end of the steps and found a door locked with a well in there. Legends say that this well is haunted (and thus locked) and anybody going close to this well attempts suicide. I was there with my friends and they as usual started making jokes out of it. I noticed a flock of bats sitting in the dome shaped area above. I clicked a few pictures on the narrow ledges in the walls. It takes around an hour here.

Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Ugrasen ki Baoli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker

After coming out, I walked to Jantar Mantar which is around 10 mins away from this place. After getting the tickets I entered and came to know that they are actually huge astronomical instruments. All the structures are built to measure different angles of celestial bodies, inclination of sunlight, align the position of stars, sun and moon.

Photo of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker

Then we moved towards Bangla Sahib which is around 2 km from here. If you have not visited Golden temple in Amritsar, this will suffice your thirst. It is a large Gurudwara where you can find numerous Sikhs whole day long. You can have your meal here free of cost (Langar).There is a large holy pond inside the premises where you can have a dip. You can also volunteer in various services inside the Gurudwara like shoes keeping, food preparation and serving.

Photo of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker
Photo of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, Delhi, India by The_Budget_Backpacker

This tour almost ticked off every hidden secret in Delhi.

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