Rajon Ki Baoli
Rajon Ki Baoli
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,211 contributions
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Nov 2022
Baolis or step-wells were once common features across the more arid parts of India, including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The basic feature of a baoli is that it consists of a series of steps leading down to the water level: as the water level recedes over time due to use or evaporation, you must climb down more steps to get to the water. Delhi has several step-wells, such as the ones at Nizamuddin and at Purana Qila; Agrasen ki Baoli, Gandhak ki Baoli (also in Mehrauli, and approachable through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park), and this one, named for stonemasons or raj.

Besides the main body of the baoli (which is surrounded on either side by shallow cells or rooms that could be used for rest), there is a pillared pavilion up above.

When we visited, the main gate was locked and we were not allowed to go in. The water in the baoli was almost up to the level of the topmost step, and looked very green and stagnant.
Written 1 December 2022
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,144 contributions
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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 7 April 2020
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 January 2020
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coll612
Sunshine Coast, Australia212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 November 2019
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S B Khare
New Delhi, India112 contributions
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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 15 November 2019
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Nitesh Rajput
New Delhi, India220 contributions
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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 13 August 2019
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Jovial Holiday
New Delhi, India101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 21 July 2019
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rh2473
Carrickfergus, UK331 contributions
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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 20 April 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India2,993 contributions
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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 18 April 2019
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Carlton
Waco, TX71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 9 April 2019
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