The Agam Kuan in Bihar is counted as one of the most enticing monument in Bihar. The Agam Kuan refers to an “abysmal well” and it is situated on the eastern part of the capital of Bihar, namely Patna. It was built during the Mauryan Empire and 'Ashoka the great'. This magnificent monument in Bihar is 105 feet deep and 20 inch in diameter. Half of the well is made of ornamented bricks. One of the spectacular things in this well is its arch-shaped windows.
According to the history, the emperor Ashoka had beheaded all his relatives mercilessly and thrown their heads into this well. It was also believed that into the heart of this well precious treasure were also kept. Tourist coming to witness the Agam Kuan during their tour to Bihar can also witness Shitala Devi Temple that is built very near to it.