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Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

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Address: Agra Village, Agra 282002, India

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Quiet place, yet to be fully restored

This place is about 1.3km north of Itmad-ud-Daula. There is an official caretaker for the tomb. Small groups of locals were there socializing, and it is a relaxed environment... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is about 1.3km north of Itmad-ud-Daula. There is an official caretaker for the tomb. Small groups of locals were there socializing, and it is a relaxed environment. Signs of damage and disrepair are evident. This attraction is tuk-tuk accessible.

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On road to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah you get a ASI signage for Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum. A narrow road with poor class residents all around and a bus cannot enter this road. Chini ka Rauza is a funerary monument, rauza in Agra, India, containing the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, a scholar and poet who was the Prime Minister... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A delightful site, work in progress Go to explore what the tombs were like before renovation and fixing. Colors and calligraphy, beautiful. Needs restoration work, but well worth the visit. Setting on the river is beautiful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Chini Ka Rauza was constructed in 1639 as the last resting place of Mulla Shukrullah Shirazi (Allama Afzal Khan Mullah of Shiraz) a poet and prime minister in the reign of Shah Jahan, the emperor best known for having the Taj Mahal built to hold the remains of his favourite wife. Interestingly the brother of Mulla Shukrullah Shirazi, Amanat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is the tomb of Shah Jehan's prime minister, a little way up the road from Itmad-ul-Daula's tomb. It is just off the main road on the left in the middle of a market garden. It is not well signposted but there is a small sing at the actual turning. It is simply designed tomb with exquisite Persian turquoise tiling... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This building has fallen into disrepair. No tourists there and a few sketchy looking locals - didn't feel overly safe there.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

When I reached over there then I found locals were playing cards over there. I felt very insecure.Building is not kept very well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

It is also called "Chinese tomb". Though probably more correct to call it "Persian". In connection with the outside finish work by Afzal Khan, a scholar and poet from Shiraz. Until now partially preserved glazed blue tiles with exquisite calligraphic inscriptions, resembling the architecture of Persia.

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Thank Vladimir M
New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Its just another structure with very little historic value to it. My driver said that it was after 5 years that he drove someone there. Its so scarcely visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Chini ka Rauza is at the end of a lovely shaded lane. Unfortunately lots of the ceramic tiles have been lost over time but it is still possible to discern what this tomb looked like originally. There is lovely tile work along one facade and renovation are going on inside the tomb at the moment to restore some of... More 

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