Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Agarsen ki Baoli

HOW TO REACH HERE- By Metro: Get down at Rajiv Chowk metro station.By road: Hailey Road, near KG Marg, Connaught Place

TIMINGS: 9am- 5pm

HISTORY: Ugarsen ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, a short walk from Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. It is also known as Agarsen ki Baoli.  Although there are no known historical records to prove who built Agrasen ki Baoli, it is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen during the Mahabharat epic era and rebuilt in the 14th century by the Aggrawal community which traces its origin to Maharaja Agrasen.
Water temples and temple step wells were built in ancient India and the earliest forms of step well and reservoir were also built in India in places like Dholavira as far back as the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Baoli divided into various stages

A side view of the Baoli.

Greenery around the Baoli.

Well at the Baoli.

It is among a few of its type in Delhi. Some areas of the well, with 103 actions, are completely engrossed in water. The noticeable areas of this traditional phase well involve three stages. Each stage is covered with curved marketers on both factors. These stages are used as resting place.  Agarsen ki baoli has unique structure which is quite different from the traditional round shape. The center of the well has water and the water is also linked to a well dug in a covered platform. The gallery and chambers surrounded walls of Agarsen ki baoli are carved profusely. These chambers used to become cool and provide quiet retreats during summers.From an structural viewpoint this phase well was probably renewed during the Tughlaq   interval.


Pigeons resting in peace at Baoli.

If you want to go out with your gang to sit, gossip, click pictures, sing, play guitar this is the most peaceful place with the most peaceful birds - pigeons.