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Step Well Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 06/13/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

UPDATE: As the place is under renovation; a new cache with log book is placed in a tree . Hint: Look for a big tree "outside" the steps/close to water pump; you will need to do some gardening to find the cache. In between two trunks.

NOTE: Photo logs are not accepted as finds. please sign in the log book.Please cover with leaves, branches.

Agrasen ki Baoli, is a 60 meter long and 15 meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, a short walk from Mandi house metro station. Although there are no known historical records to prove who built Agrasen ki Baoli, it is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen during the Mahabharat epic era and rebuilt in the 14th century by Agrawal community which traces its origin to Maharaja Agrasen.

Baoli or bawdi, also referred to as baori or bauri, is a Hindi word meaning a step well. Water temples and temple step wells were built in ancient India and the earliest forms of step well and reservoir were also built in India in places like Dholavira as far back as the Indus Valley Civilisation.

It is among a few of its kind in Delhi. Some parts of the well, with 103 steps, were permanently immersed in water. The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is lined with arched niches on both sides. From an architectural perspective this step well was probably rebuilt during the Tughlaq period.

The step well is designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958. Please note that there is no entry or parking fee to the monument.It is frequented by college students mostly. Its usually opens between 9am to 5pm( entry not allowed after 5pm).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va orgjrra gjb gehaxf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)