Red Fort Stepwell, Delhi
L-shaped baoli at the Red Fort, Delhi
Thousands of people visit the Red Fort but hardly anyone visits this charming, unusual L-shaped baoli which is tucked away near the old barracks. Other than a low wall and a small sign there is nothing to indicate its presence.
Two sets of steps descend to the water levels; the circular well shaft is off to one side.
The well is said to predate the Red Fort by 300 years. It was temporarily used as a prison to hold several officers of the Indian army at the time of partition.
Read our blog to learn more about the subterranean architecture of stepwells.
A guide to approx sizes
A3: paper size 42x29.7cm, image size 40x28cm
A2: paper size 59.4x42cm, image size 57x40cm
70x50cm paper size, image size 68x48cm