If you are into horror and haunted things, Agrasen Ki Baoli is the best place for you to visit in Delhi.
Agrasen ki Baoli is designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well. It is situated on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India.
Ticket Price: Free
Although there are no known historical records to prove who built Agrasen ki Baoli, it is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen, and rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal community which traces its origin to Maharaja Agrasen.
It’s a beautiful place however you will find a lot of couples flocking around the area. Although it’s a perfect place to hang around with friends for a couple of hours but make sure to choose the right time as it tends to get hot during the day.
Opening & Closing time: 9AM–5:30PM
There are several haunted stories associated with the Agrasen ki baoli. The most famous of them is the story of a young man who died by jumping into the water of Agrasen ki baoli. From then this place is said to be haunted.
The place was forgotten – and still is from most touristic guides- until a film recently showed it. It is also known as a haunted place. Both reasons for its fascination with the Indian youth. The 108 steps are very steep and there is no protection or balustrade. If the walk down is not recommended to all, the site is nevertheless worth the detour!
Drop a quick visit if in the area otherwise there are plenty of stepwells in India that can also be visited. It is a free entry sight but no toilet/washroom facilities. Tuk-tuks or called as rickshaw in common Indian language can be found near the entrance.
Location: Hailey Road near Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India.