Baolis to the rescue

Print edition : November 24, 2017

The Taj baoli after restoration. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

The Massa baoli. The Gol Gumbaz can be seen in the background. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

The Chand baoli. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

The Ibrahimpur baoli. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

Vertical air vents are located at regular intervals along the entire length of the qanat system to bring water to the city. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

The earthern pipes used to channel the water. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

A passage leading to the tunnel that is a part of the qanat system. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

Dr. A.G. Imaratwale, a historian, explaining the working of the hydraulic device of Kumatgi which can be seen behind him. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

The plaque at the entrance to the Taj baoli, written in Persian, says it was built by Malik Sandal, a Siddi official in Adil Shah's court, at his own expense for bathing and as a resting place for mendicants. Photo: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

M.B. Patil, Minister of Water Resources of Karnataka.

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