Ahead of its Time even in the 11th Century

May 05, 2020

Blog :: Heritage

The city of Chanderi is known to have 1200 Baolis in the past. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that Chanderi was not even located on the banks of a river. As per Baburnama, 'a small river, Betwa, was at a distance of about 3 kurohs (6 miles)'.


The town's emergence as an administrative centre made the rulers build Baolis. Adjacent to these wells, ponds were excavated for rainwater harvesting and maintaining the water level. Several of these still exist, like the ChaklaBaoli, BattisiBaoli and MoosaBaoli to name a few.


This ahead-of-the-times idea, implemented long back in the 11th century is sure to leave you absolutely amazed.