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Hiran Minar

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Fatehpur Sikri, India
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In memory of Elephant the Love of Akbar!!!

Hiran Minar made for In memory of Elephant the Love of Akbar!!! This elephant has the power to... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Rajshahi City, Bangladesh
interesting monument

the minar is supposed to be built in the memory of a very intelligent elephant, which would judge... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Hiran Minar made for In memory of Elephant the Love of Akbar!!! This elephant has the power to judge people fault in court!!! We just see it from fort! There is also a myth that if any boy and girl step up with the stairs...More

Thank Shushom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

the minar is supposed to be built in the memory of a very intelligent elephant, which would judge people's innocence or guilt

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Saw this structure from a distance. This is more of a cenotaph dedicated to Akbar's favourite Elephant. It's built on the burial ground of the elephant. Its a cylindrical pillar kind of structure built in sand stone.

Thank Rajani B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is closed now, we can see this from fort only. It is believed that if any couple with step up all the stairs of this Pillar or Minar then they will definitely get married.

Thank sid_ups
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Can be seen from Buland Darwaza area itself. It was built in memory of Akbar's favorite elephant by the Emperor himself. When elephant died, he was buried and a minar (lighthouse) kind of structure on constructed on it

1  Thank TravlQ
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Didn't actually visit it but saw it from the old Sikri palace. Story is the elephant that decided the fate of the people was buried there.

Thank ChantalOttawa
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Hiran Mandir is a Light house type structure, that has been made in the memory of special rides of the Emperor. Just like Chetak the Horse was special ride of Maharana Pratap, Emperor Akbar has Elephant as his special ride. So when the elephant died,...More

2  Thank Menulone
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nobody really visit this place I guess. It is just build 300 m from the buland darwaza area...now i guess it is abandoned. But yes it remind of the memories of the elephant who once lived in its grandeur

Thank Nomad1102
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful tower was dedicated to akbar' s favourite elephant. The tower was very beautiful though i saw it from distance. It seems to be less than 500 meters from the dargah complex.

Thank niya27
Reviewed 26 December 2016

It's hard to believe that this tower was build to honor a favorite elephant ! I would just view this from afar as the hike down to see it is a bit strenuous.

Thank TomandHope
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