Karpur Baoli Ramtek:1200yr Old Ancient Temple!

Karpur Baoli Ramtek

A lesser-known medieval temple in Maharashtra where the water level of the temple’s stepwell never dries up.
Karpur Baoli, Ramtek is also known as Kapoor Baoli. It is 50km away from zero-mile Nagpur. Which takes approx 1hr 15mins drive. Temple is located somewhere between Khindsi Lake and Ramtek Temples, and just 1 km away from Shri Shantnath Digambar Jain Mandir Ramtek.

But why it is called Karpur Baoli??
Karpur Baoli, Ramtek is a magnificent 12th-century ancient temple located near Nagpur, Maharashtra. Probably constructed in the 10th–12th century AD by the Yadava dynasty. Baoli is a stepwell, while Karpur is a synonym for camphor. According to mythology, the well’s water smells like camphor and was once used as medication
The six goddesses Bhairavi, Chamunda, Ingalaj, Ranchandi, Kali, and Kapurta are honored in the Karpur Baoli. The Garbhagriha(Shrine Room) contains a piece of a sculptured panel that is only partially complete. Additionally, there are pillared corridors in the shrine.

We’ve heard that an archaeologist came up with this location a few years ago. The structure style is reminiscent of the Hadppa civilization.
The architecture is artfully reflected in the pond. There is still a lack of accurate information regarding this area. But since the Archeological Survey of India has taken control, probably soon the pond and the structure will be cleaner and better maintained with clear information.

The temple looks more picturesque because of the nearby pond, hills, and dense forest.
A visitor can spend a lot of peaceful time roaming the temple complex and admiring the majestic architecture or perhaps choose a seat close to the Baoli.

Ancient structures are the great evidence of the evolving human intellect.

Neha Kaithwas

Karpur Baoli Ramtek: Storyline(Every detail you require)

One day I came across this historical gem(Karpur Baoli, Ramtek) while reading a news article. Since then, I’ve deepened my interest in this place. Never knew about such an amazing ancient stone temple architecture nearby my city. I’ve visited Khindsi Lake and Ramtek Temples several times in my life, but I’ve never heard about this lovely ancient shrine.
so I made the choice to visit the site.

Since it is somewhat hidden, it is quite obvious to miss the actual trail while passing the narrow road. You can follow google maps as well but still, to get confirmation on the precise site, I had to ask the locals.
It’s very next to Cherry Farms a short, narrow path.
Had to park the vehicle alongside the road and then started my trail to Karpur Baoli, Ramtek.
A pleasant 15-minute short trail into the deep forest. My curiosity peaked at that time.

On the way, while walking the trail you could hear the natural music of the forest and wild. Birds chirping, a gentle breeze making the sound of touching leaves, different noises of the wilderness, and the crisp air.
A pond, hills, and a dense forest are all traversed in one frame as you pass the trail. It seemed like portrait magic.
Was able to see fish in the pond from above. This portrays the wholesome atmosphere of this location. Away from the chaos of the city.
There’s a lot of confusion among people between a pond and a temple’s stepwell tank.
Some people mistakenly termed the stepwell in the temple a pond, although it is actually a stepwell. So, be sure both are separate.

Once our Mother Earth warned us,”Don’t litter around, else lack your basic needs”.

Neha Kaithwas

After crossing the pond, I reached my destination– Karpur Baoli Ramtek.
It felt as if I have time-traveled to ancient times.
The weather was quite unpredictable.
There were periods of sunshine followed by clouds and rain.

The moment I reached the temple, it started raining. I searched for a shelter but couldn’t find one except under the trees. (*Don’t stand below the tress while it’s raining and lightening)
I was unable to enter the temple because there is no official entry and the Baoli was already filled with water due to the rainy season. It was challenging to cross through the stepwell.
Due to this reason, I took the decision to get wet in the rain while admiring this exquisitely designed ancient temple.
Stone blocks placed parallel to one another, made up the essence of the Karpur Baoli, Ramtek Temple.
It has pillared walkways on each of its three edges, giving off an air of vintage.

The stepwell’s depth was challenging to gauge. My eyes were drawn back in time by the temple’s spotless reflection on the stepwell’s water’s greenish hue.

Karpur Baoli Ramtek

Conclusion

Karpur Baoli Ramtek is the best place for people who have a huge interest in History and Archeology.
The antique ancient design makes it ideal for photo and video shoots.
Just be careful because the structures are flimsy due to the archaic architecture.
If you’re seeking mental serenity, it’s a peaceful place to be.

More places to cover near Karpur Baoli Ramtek:-
1. Khindsi Lake
2. Shri Ram Temple & Fort
3. Ambala Lake
4. Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple, Ramtek

Do you know any other ancient architecture like this nearby Nagpur??
Share it in the comments below.

Have Fun Exploring!
Happy & Safe Journey’s!


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7 Comments

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