Visit Rohtas Fort

Baolis (Step Well)

To maintain a steady water supply for the Fort and its inhabitants, baolis were made by cutting deep into the lime rock in the ground. One of these lies near the Kabuli Gate and the other near the Mori Gate. 

The Kabuli Gate baoli has about 60 steps leading down to the water. There are small chambers around the baoli presumably used as baths for the royal family. The other baoli within the fort proper has 148 steps of about 20-centimeter width leading to the base. The natural lime rock bed has been cut to a considerable depth to reach the water level. The upper portion of the Baoli is built in stone.