This tourist destination, also known as Agar Sain Ki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli, is a historical landmark located on the Halley Road in New Delhi. An ancient water reservoir called Agrasen ki Baoli rises from the earth’s surface to stand atop 103 stone steps. It is made up of a mosaic of various types of stones and rocks. This location, which is tucked away among the residential buildings and office skyscrapers in the heart of Delhi, offers a peaceful and tranquil setting ideal for photographers. The building’s old brick walls transport you back in time, and you can feel the temperature drop as you descend the stairs. Agrasen ki Baoli is a protected monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Considering that Agrasen Ki Baoli is thought to have been constructed sometime around the period of the Mahabharata, its breadth and length of 15 metres and 60 metres, respectively, are rather spectacular. The lower portions of the baoli can occasionally be seen immersed in water, indicating that the reservoir is still used for its original purpose. On its south-western side is a mosque that is supported by four pillars and has a roof made of a large stone. It’s interesting to note that this location is renowned for being haunted, and travellers frequently report sensing a peculiar presence here. Lately, this destination has become popular among the local folks after Raju Hirani’s film ‘PK’ starring Aamir Khan was shot here.