Photo feature: Haunted historical Agrasen Ki Baoli (step well) in the heart of India's Capital

Legends say that the Agrasen ki Baoli (step well) was originally built by legendary King Agrasen during Mahabharta Time around 3000 BC and the present architecture was rebuilt in the 14th century during the Tughlag or Lodi period of the Delhi Sultanate.

Photo feature: Haunted historical Agrasen Ki Baoli (step well) in the heart of India's Capital
Historical Agrasen Ki Baoli (step well) is supposed to also be haunted — right in the heart of India's capital at Connaught place. Present architecture was rebuilt in the 14th century during the Tughlag or Lodi period of the Delhi Sultanate. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

Agrasen Ki Baoli, also called Ugrasen Ki Baoli, is a 60-meter long and 15-meter-wide historical stepwell in New Delhi, India. Baoli or stepwells are wells or ponds where the water is accessed by descending a series of steps to the water level.

Historical Agrasen Ki Baoli (step well) is situated at walking distance from popular shopping arcades of Connaught Place and Janpath. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

This is prevalent in the country's drier regions when rulers built them as water reservoirs to sustain the people during the summer and as a backup against droughts. The Archaeological Survey of India preserves 14 Baolis or wells in Delhi alone.