I used to then work at an organisation that was a stone throw’s away from the Baoli, but I never did think of figuring out what was so special about this ruin amidst high-rise buildings. But then when winters bless you with enough sunshine you cannot say no to exploring a little.
Ugrasen ki Baoli or otherwise known as Agrasen ki Baoli is a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located close near Hailey Road closde to the heart of the city, Connaught Place. It is a well with 108 steps that leads one to the now empty source of water.
PS: I purposely chose to photograph the Baoli in B&W except the graffitis which you get to see on your way towards the Baoli.
Few photographs from inside the Baoli:
They say it the Baoli is haunted, but I can’t confirm the same. There are stories that narrate the inviting black water of the well to commit suicide and while you have already seen there’s no water so no suicides now. Can we bail it off the list of haunted places in New Delhi, please! An even saucier story that’s believed is that there’s a Djinn that stays there and entices unmarried women who visit it in the dark with their hair open. Fertile imagination anybody?