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Rajon Ki Baoli

Rajon ki Baoli also referred as Rajon ki Bain is a famous stepwell in Mehrauli Archaeological Park of Delhi, India.[1][2]

It was commissioned by Daulat Khan in 1506 CE, an administrator of the Lodi dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate.[3][4]

The enclosure of Rajon Ki Baoli also includes a mosque and a tomb.

The name Rajon Ki Baoli is derived from the 'Rajbirs' or 'Mistris' - the term used for masons. It got its name in early 20th century because of the masons that moved in permanently into the area.

From the North, the steps lead down to the water filled in the stepwell and, from the east and west sides the stepwell is enclosed by high walls. The walls have a narrow side to walk on and twelve pillars both sides that encased arched niches.[5]

Architecture Edit

The monument gives its first impression of the medieval period. A courtyard surrounded by a verandah with many beautiful pillars and the arches in the verandah are made in the typical north Indian fashion of that time. There is a stepwell at the center of the structure the steps leading to the stepwell are made in such a way that it gets cooler as reaches down near the stepwell.[6]

Location Edit

The Rajon Ki Baoli is located in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Jamali Kamali in the Mehrauli area of South Delhi. The site is located near the Adham Khan's Tomb and Gandhak Ki Baoli.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Rajon Ki Baoli". india9.com. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  2. ^ Das, Alokparna (10 May 2009). "Well worth a visit". Indian Express. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  3. ^ "10 Stepwells in India From Different Eras of History | Holidify". www.holidify.com. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Sun, stone and water: Rajon ki baoli, Mehrauli". www.indiawaterportal.org. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Sun, stone and water: Rajon ki baoli, Mehrauli | India Water Portal". www.indiawaterportal.org. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ City, So (15 June 2020). "Built During The Time Of Sikander Lodhi, Take A Peek Into The Royal Rajon Ki Baoli In Mehrauli". So City. Retrieved 7 October 2021.

External links Edit

  Media related to Rajon ki Baoli at Wikimedia Commons