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Visit This Centuries-Old Baoli That Lies Hidden Inside Mehrauli Archaeological Park

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If you think that Mehrauli is home to just the famous Qutub Minar, then you’ll be surprised to know that hidden amidst the hustle-bustle of the area is a plethora of undiscovered historical gems that’ll make you feel proud of being a Delhizen. So guys, without further ado, read on to find out more about this time-weathered marvel!

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A Hidden Gem In Mehrauli | Have you heard about this gorgeous heritage site called Gandhak Ki Baoli that was built by Sultan Iltutmish? It’s basically a five-tiered step well built of sandstone. Legend has it that the water in the baoli used to smell like sulphur or gandhak - hence the name.

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The baoli is located at one edge of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate. It continues to be one of the largest baolis seen in Delhi and its intricate detailing and architecture make for truly beautiful Insta-worthy pictures!

So guys, if you’re looking for someplace to hop over to for your Sunday day out with the fam, make sure you make a pitstop here!

Where | Gandhak Ki Baoli - Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Mehrauli
Timings | 5 AM - 6:30 PM

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