Visit Agrasen ki Baoli – A Historical & Haunted Place in Delhi

Delhi was once a land of Maharajas, and they built many monuments whose architecture always remains a secret, Agrasen ki Baoli is one of them.  It was built by Maharaja Agrasen and later in the 14th century it was renovated by Agrawal community. Located near Jantar Mantar, Agrasen ki Baoli is protected by Archaeological Survey of India.

Agrasen ki Baoli History and Architecture-

This Baoli has a unique architecture & its old design makes it icing on a cake. This Baoli is 60 meters long and 15 meters wide which looks like a rectangular structure. It has 103 steps, all was made up of red stone. it is assumed that these steps are rebuilt at a time of Tughlaq dynasty.  By the time, some parts of the Baoli is absorbed in water, but there exists 3 levels which are above the water level.  These arched niches offer travelers to explore this site.

Some Facts to Know about Agrasen ki Baoli

  • In 2012, A postal stamp was issued on Agrasen ki Baoli by Indian Post.
  • People believe that evil spirits reside there, and this is the reason it is listed in haunted places of India.
  • Due to its historical importance, Govt. Of India has protected it under the ASI act, 1958.
  • This baoli is considered as Central Delhi’s oldest monument and still remains one the best preserved Baolis of the Capital.
  • The visitor can also spot a small mosque which is located On the west corner of Agrasen Ki Baoli.

Why is it known as a Haunted place?

There are a lot of stories which justifies that Agrasen ki Baoli is haunted. According to a story, the black water of this Baoli attracts people to jump over it to commit suicide and the water level goes up whenever the person commit suicide here.  It is a tough task to proof such stories but these strong rumors make some sense.  The last suicide attempt was made in 2007 when the water level of this Baoli is just 4-5 feet, Strange, Right?


Also See – The oldest Baoli in India – Anangtal Baoli in Mahrauli, Delhi
Agrasen ki Baoli nearest Metro Station- Barakhamba, Janpath
Agrasen ki Baoli Location – Hailey Road Near Connaught Place, Delhi
The mystical architecture of Agrasen ki Baoli surely needs your Tour. Come and get familiar with the sensation of being alone in the Baoli.

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