Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum, Agra

Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum
3.5
Historic Sites • Cemeteries
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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3.5
87 reviews
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Very good
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SalimM
London, UK1,779 contributions
Dec 2019
Not many guides have this on their itinery so unless you know about it in advance and ask to go there then you will not be visiting this place. This is a tomb of some poet who was a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. Not on a grand scale like other palaces or tombs, this is a smallish rectangular brown building. The style is said to be the only monument based on Afghan style. Its claim to fame was supposed to be the colourful tiles in its walls and ceilings. It is mostly in ruins now.
Written 9 February 2020
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Nish0901
New Delhi, India1,147 contributions
Nov 2019
Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum is near Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Between these two structures, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is a beautiful structure. No entry fee for Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum. Photography is free.
Written 25 December 2019
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Shoeb S
Pune, India132 contributions
Nov 2019
one of the lessors know places in Agra, one of the reason might be the monument is not being maintained at all.
Written 21 December 2019
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,013 contributions
Aug 2019
This mausoleum offers an opportunity for the Agra visitor to appreciate a different style than the Mughal one, as it is usually experienced in the city.
Note well: this happens despite the fact that the mausoleum chronologically is included into the Moghul era. But in this case the difference is easily understood, as regards both the architectural structure and the decoration.
As for the architectural structure, many speak about "Afghan" style of monument, mainly because of the domed square chamber, and about "Persian" style especially because of the outer decoration (now somewhat ruined) with colored tiles. But actually the tiles were imported from China (whence the name of the mausoleum).
This "otherness" of the monument is because the person buried in the mausoleum is Afzal Khan, a Persian scholar who was also the prime minister of Shah Jahan (the builder among other things of the Taj Mahal). It is true that all the Mughal civilization is ultimately of Afghan / Persian origin; but here it is a direct, immediate derivation from this culture, which makes this monument "other" than the Mughal ones of Agra.
So even the hasty observer will have the opportunity to perceive the difference between this monument and the others he has already seen (or will see) in Agra.
Written 20 November 2019
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Bert
26 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The Chini Ka Rauza, near to the Itmad Ud Daula, the "Baby Taj", is a Mausoleum on the Yamuna River, in nice garden and seems to be forgotten by God and mankind. You have to make a short walk from the street, between trees in the middle of a big noisy town, and then you discover a really charming place, nearly with no tourist and visited only by some local people sitting and chatting in the shadow of some trees near the river.
There is nothing special to see, only a piece of true India.
Good to combine with a visit to the nearby "Baby Taj Mahal", more beautiful and touristic, but in a way less affascinating and original.
Written 15 November 2018
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wanderingbreeze
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India56 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
One of the lesser known monument in Agra is Chini ka Razwa. Parts of the monument still retains glazed tiles with which it was once completely embellished with . For half a millennia the waters of the Yamuna has softly rolled past a few steps away . And what ever remains is enough for us to imagine what it resembled in the distant past .

The google map does not necessarily show the right approach. The best way to get there is to take the turn right after a temple . The lane goes through a nursery and ends some fifty metres away from the tomb .

It is set in a elaborate garden ( used to be a Garden ) . The tomb is gorgeous from inside and it’s remarkably well preserved given its age .

Much remains to be done to the complex though .
Written 8 September 2018
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Sura22
11 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A lesser frequented monument in Agra, we decided to visit this place during our tour in August 2018. While planning our trip we had decided on visiting some of the lesser known monuments in Agra and this was one of them.

The art form using glazed tiles in decorating this place is something rare to find and is really beautiful if one looks a bit further than the poor maintenance of the monument. It is a pity not much effort has been put in promoting the place and giving it the attention it deserves.
One can't help but feel sorry that such beautiful art is getting lost. I have rated this palce 5 not for the upkeep but for the beauty.
Written 4 September 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This small tomb which showcases Indo Persian architecture was built in the banks of river Yamuna in the memory of Persian poet Afzal Khan Aalmi. I found this tomb located in a narrow bylane on the road from Ram Bagh to ItumiudDaulah Tomb. Use of glazed tiles of different colors like yellow, green, aquamarine etc is quite eye catching. But sadly this place lies neglected and is not well maintained.
Written 6 August 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
During my holidays in Agra, we had visited this small tomb which is located in a narrow bylane on the road from Ram Bagh to ItumiudDaulah Tomb. This place is free and not well maintained and we saw locals playing cricket on the lawns beside the tomb. The tomb looks ordinary from outside but once inside, the dome which has multi color design is very beautiful. This place needs to be maintained better,
Written 6 August 2018
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meena1981
Bokaro Steel City, India492 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
The mausoleum is situated on the banks of river Yamuna.It was made in the memory of Persian poet Afzal Khan Aalmi.The mausoleum exhibits a perfect blending of Indo-Persian architecture. It is the first building which was constructed using glazed tiles.The different shades of the tiles like yellow, green, aquamarine and orange are the most attractive feature of this monument. The interior part of the tomb is decorated with paintings of flowers.
Written 28 April 2018
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