VISIT TO AGRASEN KI BAOLI
People who are fond of Bollywood movies should be well aware of this place called AGRASEN KI BAOLI. Today I am going to share my recent visit to one of the historical place named Agrasen ki Baoli situated at heart of City, New Delhi.
The Place is located at Barakhamba Road, Cannaught place, Delhi. Being Delhihite, number of times, I visited Cannaught place and have thought of visiting this amazing historical place.
One fine day, while roaming around on C.P streets, me & few of my very close friends have planned to visit Baoli. We knew it’s in C.P but never knew that it is was barely 5-minutes away, hidden amongst trees, lies at the magnificent stone structure of Agrasen ki baoli.
SHEDULE & TIMING
All days of the week
- 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- NO ENTRY FEE
- VISIT DURATION : 1 HOUR
THE ORIGINS OF AGRASEN KI BAOLI
The design of Agrasen Ki Baoli point at late Tughlaq (1321-1414 AD) or Lodi (1451-1526 AD) architectural style. However, according to popular legend Agrasen Ki Baoli (which means the Stepwell of Agrasen) was built by Maharaja Agrasen or Emperor Agrasen.
Baoli (also called bawdi in Hindi) is an elaborate well with steps leading down to the source of water. Baolis also played the role of community places where people, especially women, could get together.
There are stories that Agrasen Ki Baoli is haunted. These stories have only added to the popularity of Agrasen Ki Baoli and given it a place in the numerous lists of the top haunted sites in India.
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
According to Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Agrasen Ki Baoli measures 58.52 metres x 13.71 meters at ground level. It has been constructed by putting together uneven stone units, usually called ‘rubble masonry.’ The monument is divided into four levels with a flight of 108 steep steps leading down to the well.
The shooting for many famous Bollywood film shooting is done at this place. Remember PK – Agrasen Ki Baoli was made famous in 2015 by Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma’s Bollywood flick PK. The baoli becomes a shelter for PK.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan (year 2017) shot at Agrasen Ki Baoli Sultaan (year 2016) starring SALMAN KHAN was also shot at this famous historical place.
Hope you all enjoyed the review about this magical place. Do visit this place & give your suggestion or feedback.
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