Delhi is very much a history’s child. A city with plenty of heritage structures, vibrant culture, colorful bazaars, a number of museums that provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history and many more things. It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb and besides that there is one more mystical place located within the city, yet far from the bustle of city life! It is none other than the ancient stepwell,”Agrasen ki baoli.”
Do you remember Aamir Khan starer movie “PK” and PK’s home? Yes, PK’s home in that movie was “Agrasen ki Baoli.” Situated in the heart of Delhi, in Cannaught Place, Agrasen ki Baoli is among a few of its kind in Delhi, consisting of 103 steps made of red stone and built by Maharaja Agrasen in the Mahabharat era, and later rebuilt by the Agrawal community in the 14th century, most probably during the Tughlaq period. “So here are some must know things about PK’s home – Agrasen Ki Baoli!”
“Agrasen ki Baoli” is one of the surviving ancient stepwells in Delhi. And now it is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. But Aamir Khan starter PK gave it a new identity.
It can be visited between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m absolutely free of cost. It is easy to reach Agrasen ki Baoli as it is easily accessible from metro. The nearest metro station is the Barakhambha Road or Rajiv chowk metro station.
The Baoli is a wide rectangular step well made up of a series of superimposed arches supported on piers or columns. The Baoli had water till recent times, but now it has dried up and one can see the bed of the reservoir, full of bird feathers and droppings.
It is a cool and silent place in the heart of the capital. The silence deepens as one moves to the bottom of the stairs, the magnificent view of the skyline disappears gradually, and the light of the day starts fading, assuring the fact that it is considered on of the spooky haunted places in Delhi. The gradual increase in the gurgling sound of pigeons, and squeaky chatter of bats echoing off the stone walls makes this place creepy.
It is not the history, architecture, or location which attracts tourists or visitors to the Agrasen ki Baoli but rather the haunted story created about this Agrasen Ki Baoli becomes a point of attraction.
The Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi is considered haunted and is placed at 10th position in the list of ten most haunted places in India. Although I never experienced anything creepy or haunting at this place but you cannot deny the stories of people who have experienced some unnatural activities at this Baoli.
But overall PK’s home, Agrasen ki baoli is a must visit with your group of friends or family if you want to spend some time at a silent place or you want some good pictures or if you want to experience something creepy and unnatural activities.
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