Agrasen Ki Baoli is in Delhi.
In Delhi, one would be covering numerous heritage structures and many skip this monument. Please don’t.
This ancient stepwell is not only famous for its beauty and rustic charm, but also for its ghostly stories.
Legend has it that the stepwell was built during the time of Mahabharata by the great king of Agroha, Maharaja Agrasena. But historians have yet to uncover the truth about its origins. The stepwell was rebuilt during the 14th century by the Agrawal community, who are believed to be descendants of Maharaja Agrasen. The Tughlaq and Lodhi dynasties also had a hand in rebuilding the structure.
Agrasen Ki Baoli served as a water reservoir and a community space. Women used to gather here to escape the scorching heat and rest in the cool atmosphere of the baoli. The arched chambers were also used for religious functions and ceremonies.
The stepwell’s architecture is unique and ornate, with a rectangular shape unlike other round tanks in Delhi. As you descend down the 100 steps, the temperature drops, making it a perfect escape from Delhi’s heat. But be warned, the water in the well is said to be deadly black and even suicidal. Some say that the black water had an eerie effect on people, forcing them to jump in and end their lives.
Now, we can’t verify the truth behind these stories, but Agrasen Ki Baoli is definitely one of the top haunted places in Delhi. As you walk down the stairs, you might feel an invisible force pulling you towards the water. But don’t worry, no suicides have been reported in recent times.
Despite its eerie reputation, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a popular filming location for Bollywood movies. Its unique architecture and rustic charm make it a perfect setting for any film.
So, if you’re looking for a spooky adventure and a chance to explore the mysteries of Delhi’s past, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a must-visit location. Just be sure to stay away from the black water!