Delhi, having a long history of almost continous settlement since ancient times, has an interesting architecture & urban landscape. One can find ancient monuments next to spanking new skyscrapers.
I love discovering & visiting such lesser known heritage monuments in my city. Agrasen ki baoli was one such monument I wanted to visit for a long time but could not make it due to various reasons. So, when I joined a new office in Lutyens Delhi area which is located close to the monument, I lost no time in visiting Agrasen ki baoli. I loved the calm, laidback ambiance of this place & would be coming back here a lot. Sharing some images of my maiden visit to Agrasen ki Baoli.
Agrasen ki Baoli (or Ugrasen ki baoli) is an ancient stepwell located in Connaught Place, Delhi (which is the Central Business District of Lutyens Delhi). It is a protected monument under Archeological Survey of India. I won’t go into history of this place(which one can very easily google). I liked that being in the very heart of Delhi and in middle of the institutional buzz of the capital, this place is so well hidden and yet so easily accessible.
If you are intyerested to visit, Agrasen ki baoli is located in Hailay Road, in Hailey Lane within the Connaught Place CBD.
When I visited the monument, it was lunch time and in the autumn sun, many officer goers & college students were taking a break. I captured few interesting moments before I walked back to my office.
Agrasen ki Baoli is not spectacular but it is pretty & calm. So go there if you want some moments of quiet in the city.