Monday, September 12, 2011

Agrasen ki Baoli (Agrasen's Well)


The other weekend we went out looking for Agrasen ki Baoli (Agrasen's Well).  We like to see and discover new things in our city - it's so fun!  :)  We knew about this place.  We had seen pictures of it, heard about it and knew it wasn't too far from our house, so when we had a little bit of time one Saturday we decided to find it :)

We found the road leading up to it and saw some people just hanging out at the end of the road :)  It looked like they were having fun :)
Then we found it!  This well is an old step well.  There are no historical records to show who built it, but it is said that it was built by King Agrasen.   It was said to have been rebuilt and fixed up again in the 14th century but since there aren't any historical records, so it is unknown as to how old it actually is.   
We walked in and there it was! You can see the sky scrapers in the background!  It is so crazy to be in the middle of our big crazy city and see this:
Aashini loved it!!!  Diya was a little scared to be on the steps without Adam though :)
Aashini loved exploring!  She kept telling us that she was brave :) haha!   It was cute :)  The water used to be so much higher!  With all the construction in the city the water level has dropped a TON!  In the 80s you could jump off the top into the water!
I was taking pictures as they first ventured down ... Adam took a picture of me with his phone... Now I can show proof that I was there :) haha!
 
Aashini loved exploring in the sides of the well and going in the dark rooms where all the bats were.   The girl LOVES Bats and Bugs!!  haha!
There were TONS of bats!!!!  Look at them all!!!
Here's a view from the back :)  Look at all those stairs!
In the very back, there is a deeper part of the well (that we couldn't see very well).  It had some water in it, but it was still VERY dry!
 
These pigeons made me smile :)
It was a fun trip :)  It's fun to explore our city :)

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Carie said...

I think that that would have totally freaked me out! All those bats! Yuck! Aashini is a brave girl! I love the pictures, this really is an amazing place!

Erin G said...

this is so cool! hard to tell how big it is til you see the pics with people! It's HUGE! I love that you've lived there for so long and are still finding new stuff to see and do in your city. :)

Emily said...

I'm pretty sure there is nothing even remotely that interesting in my area! What a cool place to live. And your photos are AWESOME!

Brandon and April said...

wow!! thats fascinating!! and so amazing that in a city that huge, ya'll were the ONLY people there!!

Brandy said...

That is SOOOOOOOO cool! Fun!

A Day in the Life of the Lances said...

awesome! i love this!
great pics Andrea!

Bryan said...

awesome photos, Andrea!

Durga said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the one of you on the stairs and the girls with the well behind them. I love the adventures you all have. Thanks for sharing!