March 12, 2016

Rajon Ki Baoli - Delhi

Site Name: Rajon ki Baoli
Site Type: Monument
Location:  Mehrauli Archaeology Park, Lado Serai, Mehrauli area, Delhi, India
Highlights: Little known monument in Delhi

Nearest Railway Station: Delhi
Nearest Airport: Delhi
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air

Hotel: A lot of options are available within Delhi city
Restaurants: Many options and varieties across the city

Delhi, the capital city of India, is famous for monuments. It has around 1300 monuments. Qutb Minar is one of the most popular monuments in Delhi. Let me introduce a little known and ignored but a very beautiful monument called Rajon ki Baoli, which is located very near to the famous Qutb Minar, in this article.

Rajon ki Baoli is one of the many step wells that are found in the historical Mehrauli area of Delhi. It is located near the entrance of the Mehrauli Archaeology Park. 

Rajon ki Baoli was constructed by someone named Daulat Khan during the period of Sikandar Kodi in 1506 CE. The step well has four level and the structure looks neat and elegant. Nowadays, the well is always dry and hence people also call this monument as Sookhi Baoli which means ''the dry step well''. 

The broad staircases on either side of the baoli lead to the terrace level where there is a small mosque and a unique 12 pillared canopy tomb (called as "barakhamba") are located. The tomb is small and beautiful structure with a round dome embossed with an inverted floral imprint. It also displays remnants of blue tiles. 

Happy travelling. 

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