Bharat Virasat-Ugrasen-ki-Baori

Ugrasen-ki-Baori

Historical Monuments. Plazas, Town Squares, and Other Community Spaces

About

Agrasen-ki-Baori is a step-well located in the heart of Delhi, less than a mile north of India Gate.

The three-level step-well has one hundred and eight steps leading down 60m to the edge of the water, with three landings corresponding to the three levels of the arched walls. There are niches, chambers, and arches on three sides, with open access on the south. Agrasen-ki-Baori is unusual in having a rectangular shape, where most of the others are square or circular in shape.

It is largely made of rubble masonry with a mixture of rocks.

Historic records say, the stepwell was rebuilt over the old one in the 14th century, by the rich Agarwal family.

A small Mosque stands to the southwest of the stepwell. It has no roof, but a number of pillars and columns with elaborate decorative elements can be seen in the corridors of the mosque.

Constructed in:

14th century CE

Height:

60 m

Ticketing

All visitors

Free

Time required

2 hours

Nearby

India Gate

(1.53 kms)

4.5

Purana Qila

(2.57 kms)

4.5

Jama Masjid

(2.85 kms)

4.5

Red Fort

(3.58 kms)

4.5

Humayun's tomb

(4.43 kms)

4.5

4.5

Qutub Minar

(11.95 kms)

4.5

4.5

Getting There

Janpath (1 kms, 10 mins):The Janpath station is on the Violet line

Barakhamba Road (1 kms, 10 mins):The Barakhamba Road metro station is on the Blue line

Rajiv Chowk (1 kms, 20 mins):The Rajiv Chowk Metro station is serviced by both Blue and Yellow lines