Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rajaon ki Baoli, Mehrauli Archeological Park, Delhi

[/caption]Rajon Ki Baoli also referred as Rajon ki Bain is a famous stepwell in Mehrauli Archaeological Park. This magnificent three-storeyed stepwell is believed to have been built by Daulat Khan during the reign of Sikandar Lodi in 1516.[1][2] The baoli was used by masons for some time. Hence, it got its name as Rajon Ki Baoli.
The baoli is one of the highlights of Mehrauli Archaeological Park and a favourite with every visitor. Perhaps it is to do with manner in which it is revealed to the eye: the entire structure is subterranean, so as one approaches the entrance, one can only see the top-most storey. And each level of the baoli slowly reveals itself to the visitor as one walks towards its steps. The baoli-complex has a 12-pillared tomb and a mosque with some pretty plaster decoration on it.

A testimony to Time
A testimony to Time
The magnificent Baoli
The magnificent Baoli
the water and the depth
the water and the depth

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Steps leading down to it
Steps leading down to it
a well ttached to it
a well attached to it
beautiful
beautiful
The Mosque attached to it
A chatri and The Mosque attached to it
Chatri and possibly a tomb
Chatri and possibly a tomb

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Calligraphic medallions

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a desolated, lonely mehrab
a desolated, lonely mehrab

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Wall corners
Wall corners
Chatri and possibly a tomb
Chatri and possibly a tomb

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And time flies by us