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.