Rajon Ki Baoli

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Rajon Ki Baoli
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,931 contributions
Interesting step well
Dec 2019
Built by Dalut Khan during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi the Baoli descends down to four levels. The Baoli served as a residence of the mason during the early 20th century and hence the name Rajon Ki Baoli. It follows the conventional U – shaped pattern and as one slowly descends the broad staircase the grandeur of the spectacular structure unfolds, before his eyes. The side walls contain shallow alcoves, where earthen lamps were lit up during the medieval period to light up the Baoli at night. Small narrow staircases lead to the terrace which offers a spectacular view of the Mehrauli region. It houses a small mosque on the western side. The mosque is small and simple but still has an elegant look. In front of the mosque stands a domed pavilion supported by 12 pillars. The dome is crowned with a floral motif finial and only traces of blue ceramic tiles can be seen to this day.
Written April 7, 2020
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,095 contributions
Photogenic and crowd free
Dec 2019 • Couples
The stepwells of Delhi have been made famous by the Bollywood movies shot there, the most famous of which was Rang de Basanti. Hidden within the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is this gem of a stepwell that is absolutely free from crowds. One can get really cool pictures here without any photobombers. The beautiful arches on the main level are a superb backdrop for pictures with a great play of light and shadows.

The ASI is doing a superb restoration work and apart from the stagnant water, one can really enjoy the architectural beauty of the place. While going into the lower levels reaching to the water seem inadvisable due to the narrow steps in the dark littered with garbage, one must climb to the upper levels for the ornamented tombs and prayer areas. The view from the upper level shows the old and new juxtaposed in Delhi.
Written January 6, 2020
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coll612
Sunshine Coast, Australia226 contributions
Amazing place and a must see
Nov 2019 • Couples
Add this to the many historical sites to visit in Delhi- it was wonderful and we enjoyed it very much. Definitely don’t miss this one
Written November 16, 2019
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S B Khare
New Delhi, India105 contributions
A hidden gem
Oct 2019
This baoli (water tank) was made by Daulat Khan, an administrator under Sikander Lodhi. It is an excellent architecture, rectangular in shape, a step well with engraved rooms all along the sides. Its beauty can not be described in words but can be appreciated by seeing it. Unfortunately the place is not well maintained, but recently restoration work of the monument is going on. The stairs go right down to the water level. There is a small mosque as well as a tomb, both of which are another piece of marvellous architecture. It is a must visit, if you have come to see Qutab minar you should make it a point to visit this place along with other excellent monuments in Mehrauli.
Written November 15, 2019
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Nitesh Rajput
New Delhi, India224 contributions
Archaeological Park
Feb 2019
Must visit the place to witness the archaeological beauty. Ita a very old place but not very well organized...but a very nice place to stop by.
Written August 13, 2019
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Jovial Holiday
New Delhi, India86 contributions
Beautiful and Architecturally Prominent Baoli
Jan 2019 • Family
Rajon ki Baoli, also known as Rajon ki Bain was built by Daulat Khan during Sikander Lodi’s reign in Mehrauli, Delhi. This beautiful and architecturally prominent Baoli of Mehrauli are three water wells approached through a single stage. You can reach here by Metro.
Written July 21, 2019
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rh2473
Carrickfergus, UK265 contributions
Very interesting.
Apr 2019
A real shame this piece of Indian history is not maintained. It really is off the beaten track. We arrived by taxi after visiting a few other sites. NB an air conditioned taxi for four hours can be arranged via a good hotel for around the price of 2 pints of beer at home in the UK. They will take you wherever you want in a range of 40km.
The stepwell looks amazing and the driver had to ask many locals how to find it. It’s essentially the other side of the bus depot on a different road though. There a few signs giving you the history of the well but it’s a must when in Delhi and within a mile or so of the minar. Do not be confused with a smaller one very close by.
Down side the area looks like a rubbish dump. It actually has been used as such and has plastic and rubbish strewn everywhere. Indian gov should be cleaning this amazing bit of architecture and history, it would bring more tourists to the area. Oh and stick a direction sign up too. Worth a visit. Last tip BE VERY CAREFUL. There a no guard rails and children or the unwary could fall.
Written April 20, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
Old architectural beauty
Apr 2019 • Friends
You must visit this old system of water harvesting in the ancient days. The steps take you to close to the water level. Now a days, water is not clean and the place is not preserved well. But as an attraction it is very exciting.

Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written April 18, 2019
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Carlton
Waco, TX56 contributions
Quick stop for a hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Couples
Really cool example of architecture that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. It’s an easy 30 minute trip as there isn’t a ton to do, but try to come in the morning as the area can get VERY hot during the day.

Also recommended is a breathing mask if you’re interested in going down to the lower levels as the air quality is very poor owing to dust and the pigeon population.
Written April 9, 2019
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Sarmad Hussain P
Nashik, India49 contributions
Calm and serene
Nov 2018 • Family
We visited Rajaon ki baoli at Mehrauli Archaeological Park in November. The surroundings were clean but the water was stagnant and dirty strewn with pet bottles. Government should take steps to clean it and we as citizens should do more to preserve our heritage. There is an abandoned mosque at this site which is very peaceful. You can sit on the stairs and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Written December 10, 2018
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