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Chini Mahal

Daulatabad, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #20 of 40 Attractions in Aurangabad
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This structure is names so becasue of Chinese Porcelain work on the walls - some of which can still be seen. The structure is dilapidated and visitors are not allwoed to go inside. For most of its life, this place was used to house political prisoners

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This mahal/Palace is in Daulatabad fort after crossing second entrance. Chini mahal was used for keeping prisoners on the fort. nice place to visit from fort and cannon called as “Mendha Tof” places close to this mahal.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Unless you are visiting Aurangabad for more than 3 days, this place can be skipped. Its not maintained as well as the other heritage monuments in Aurangabad.

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Ratnagiri, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Its good place for science student. But, its not well preserved. The area is dirty and shabby. The water pont is dirty. The water is wasted to drainage. Shoould improve the condition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is the poor man's Taj Majal. It is worth a visit, the grounds are a bit run down but far less crowded that the real Taj.

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