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Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli in Delhi is a 60 metre by 15 metre historical stepwell near the Connaught Place. It is said to have been by legendary king Agrasen during the Mahabharat era. Today, this monument is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The word 'Baoli', when translated to Hindi, means 'step-well.'

Agrasen ki Baoli is the epicentre of many haunted stories. There are ancient rumours that it was filled with 'Black Water' and attracted people with depressed hearts and enticed them to commit suicide. But the water has dried up long ago. Today, bats and pigeons have made it their abode, their sounds adding to the creepiness of the area. People still believe that strange things happen at the monument after night sets in. Many reports of strange presences have made the headlines. But Agrasen ki Baoli remains one of the oldest and the best preserved monument in the country.

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Location:
Delhi
Delhi, India
Best time to visit Delhi: 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
28.6260171°N, 77.2249261°E
Distance from Delhi city center to Agrasen ki Baoli
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Agrasen ki Baoli..

Overall Rating:4

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  '4' out of 5
"At first time, it seems okay and average. Seems like there's nothing's there but if you think a little more, you'd realise it's an artwork of that century. I only like this place because it's a living form of art in architecture. Visit this place only if you understand art."
  '5' out of 5
"Nice historical and unique monument in Dekhi. A must watch. Free entry. Not over crowded. Government should take steps to maintain the cleanliness as smell of pigeons annoy and suffocating when you get down the stairs."
  '3' out of 5
"Agrasen ki Baoli, is just behind Kasturba Gandhi Marg. A lane opposite to MAX-Mular Bhavan. However, this place looks Historic attractive in Central Delhi. But, I am known to the very sad side of this place. During my early ages (1990 - 95) when I was may be 10 years and a growing up child and lived at KG Marg, Baoli was visible from our back balcony. During that time it was the most well know for as "suicide point" you may see people committing Suicide once in a blue mood. This Baoli was the home of evil sprits and you get to hear lot of unpleasant noise during late in the night. There is a ancient / huge Washermen Community who live close by, who have taken lot of actions along with local bodies to prevent people committing Suicide back in the days. But, after the place secured Historic Moment Identification form Govt. the became an attractive attraction for tourists. You may sit and experience the grimness in the whole environment. One should not accept much, but sure a good onetime go incase you have time and you are close by CP."
  '5' out of 5
"It is a very old baoli (well). Once you go there you see the architecture of 15th-16th century. "
  '4' out of 5
"Amids the high rises of the central Delhi area, this place instantly transports you back to the historical era of the Maharajas. An architectural marvel which have been featured in many movies, this place is a favourite hangout place for young couples. The well is all dried up but the structure will give you the sense of the engineering capabilities of people back in those times."

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