Agarsen ki Baoli

Address
Hailey Road,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi

Designated as protected monument by Archeological Survey of India (ASI), Agarsen ki Baol in Connaught Place is a 60 meter long and 15 meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place. To get it there you have can reach Jantar Mantar (at Connaught Place) and from there it’s short walk from there towards Kasturba Gandhi Marg.Agarsen ki Baoli is a 14th Century Structure nested between the multi-storey buildings of Connaught Place. It is believed that this Baoli was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen during the Mahabharat epic era. Baoli is a Hindi word and it means a stepwell. Agarsen ki Baoli is being made to provide constant water supply to the city and a resting place for the travellers. Agarsen ki Baoli is also a water reservoir that is known for its heritage value.

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The shape of Agarsen ki baoli is very interesting. The reason for this is its unique structure which is quite different from the traditional round shape. The Agar Sain ki baoli has three levels where each level has an arched area, which was used as a resting place. 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, quiet retreats during summers. Such structures definitely are among the many things that tourists would like to admire if for nothing but the novelty of the concept. The visiting hours for the Agarsen ki Baoli is between 9 AM and 5 PM.

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