Gandhak ki Baoli

Looking upwards through the well.
Looking upwards through the well.

Built by Iltutmish in the early 13th century, it is the oldest Baoli in Delhi. It stands today as one of the very few early Sultanate structures built before the arrival of the true arch in the subcontinent. A number of ‘double columns’ reassembled from demolished Hindu temples were used during its construction – a feature found commonly in early Sultanate structures such as the nearby Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.

The Baoli.
The Baoli.
Seen here are the Hindu 'double columns' - a feature commonly found in early Sultanate structures. These columns were collected and reassembled from demolished Hindu temples.
Seen here are the Hindu ‘double columns’ – a feature commonly found in early Sultanate structures. These columns were collected and reassembled from demolished Hindu temples.
The main steps leading down to the level of water.
The main steps leading down to the level of water.

Gandhak ki Baoli

 

 



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