Are you a vagrant? Do you have itchy feet? Is discovering your hobby?
This time, we bring to you the uncharted lands of Agrasen ki Baoli, the marvelous edifice protected by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958. Featured in Aamir Khan’s PK, this monument is not just known for its architectural finesse but also popular for notorious activities in the night. Spooky, isn’t it?
What exactly is Agrasen ki Baoli?
It is a structure built to store water mainly to cope with seasonal fluctuations in water availability. It is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road, near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. While there are no concrete evidence to prove who built this well, it’s believed that it was built by the legendary king Agrasen during the Mahabharata epic era. It was rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal community which traces its origin to Maharaja Agrasen.
It has 103 steps with a series of sliced chambers and passages. It has a distinctive structure which consists of three levels. Each of the levels is lined with arched niches on both the sides.
Is Agrasen ki Baoli actually haunted?
Well, yes. . Home to thousands of bats and pigeons, this place has a spooky aura associated to it. People visiting this step well claim they have heard creepy voices and strange presence in the enclosure down the steps. Stories suggest this stepped well was once filled with black water that enticed people to jump into it and commit suicide. It is also believed that the place casts an evil spell on visitors who stay there post sunset
One of the places surely to give you goosebumps. Experience it, to know it!