Rajon ki baoli
Introduction: Rajon Ki Baoli one more step wells of Delhi situated in Mehrauli Archeological Park. There are in total 3 Step wells there in the Mehrauli Area of Delhi. This step well was used by the rajmistries or out of the ordinary masons at that time which gave its name as “Rajon ki Baoli”. Step well has three magnificent storeys with an additional layer at ground level but guards let you jump few stairs. All the baoli in Delhi were built with the motive of supply drinking water to the area. Rajon ki baoli is the largest baoli among one of the three baolis which are located in the meharuli. Also these baolis were also considered to be sacred place in medieval times. Rajon ki baoli too has a well and a pool just like Agrasen Ki Baoli in Barakhamba Road. Three sides arched halls make this baoli more glorious and cool. Like many other Mughal monuments this place too has urdu inscriptions on its walls. Many few feet deep chambers and passages were also made for the passerby to rest in and enjoy the cooler milieu in extreme summers of Delhi.
History: Rajon ki Baoli was built by Daulat Khan during the 16th century, during the rule of Sikander Lodhi of the Lodhi Dynasty. This place which used to be water supplier now has become almost dry and can been seen litter and many unsinkable items in it. The rooms inside the baoli area were built for masons to rest. Rajon ki baoli is the monument comes under the Archaeological Survey of India and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Address: Mehrauli Archeological Park, New Delhi, Delhi-110016
Entry fee: Still Free
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Photography: Still free
Nearest metro station: Saket
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