Ugrasen Ki Baoli OR Ugrasen's step-well

Sitting there on top of the last steps, I could not stop but be amazed at how both the old and the new world have existed together all these years here. 

Spending time here was like those sci-fi movies where the character travels through time and within fraction of a second transports oneself from modern world to some place in history!
I too felt something like that when I entered through the gates to this historical step well (Baoli).
Honestly,I was amazed to see this step-well sitting quietly in the middle of this ever modern,ever growing and ever busy part of the city.Yes, it's right there in the heart of capital. Truly an off -beat place to visit.

There are stairs through these huge arched corridors that lead you to the next floor.I did manage to take one such flight of stairs. But I found that these were too claustrophobic with pigeons making their nests in it.
The step-well is inactive for a long time.The roughness on the walls, lots of pigeons, webs and the algae like substance lined on the sides of the lower steps completely gives the old & experienced look to it.
Coming out of the Baoli, I couldn't stop myself from capturing these two beautiful paintings/Graffiti on the wall at the entrance to the Baoli. Whosoever did this, could have added more and made the long wall more colourful.[Just a thought:)]


Facts about Ugrasen Ki Baoli:
-It was built by Raja Ugrasen,the forefather of the Agrawal community.He got this Baoli(step-well, an underground structure)constructed in order to cope with seasonal fluctuations in water availability.
- It measures 60 m along north-south,50 m wide at the ground level.
- Has been built with rubble and dressed stones.
- Sits quietly in the heart of the city:)



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  1. Great contribution to the theme day. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Appreciate your kind comment. You too have a great weekend.

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  2. Voor het eerst jouw blog komen bezoeken, ik zit met open mond te kijken!!!!!!!!!Fantastisch!

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  3. Wow! That is a treasure!
    Great art work on the walls. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my space:) yes, I loved the art work on the wall.

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  4. Wonderful shots - love the old steps!

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  5. Wow! Love juxtaposition of the old world and new as you wrote ~ gorgeous photography of beautiful places ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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    1. Thanks Carol, appreciate your kind words xxx I wrote what I felt when I was sitting there:)

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  6. What an amazing place - such history impresses me, since I live in a city that's not much more than 100 years old.

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    1. Yes! a beautiful place. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment:)

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  7. Beautiful images Shweta. I love the cities of the world where they have taken special care in keeping the old with the new. Just a greater sense of wholeness and continuity. Great post.

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  8. Thank you Don :) Love how you used the words-'wholeness and continuity' here. Thank you for your kind comment!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love yours too, and I'm following now. Have a great day!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thanks for following, appreciate it. I loved the pic of the valley that you have put on your post.

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  10. For some reason I stopped receiving notification of new posts to your site. I should have realized sooner, much much sooner in fact. My apologies. Clicked on FOLLOW again. Your countries is so much older than Canada. Such images just seems completely and utterly incredible to think of the period in which they were built. I'll be back to discover what else I have missed.

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    1. I am glad that I am able to connect you to the historical shtufffs that my place has to offer Hudson. Appreciate your gesture!

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