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Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

Agra Village, Agra 282002, India
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Ranked #28 of 78 Attractions in Agra
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

One can get an idea of what this may have been, but there is very little of the tiling left and as the technique has been lost, little hope for recovery.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This Persian-style tomb from the 17th century is both lovely and rather sad. It is true that most of the tiling has been lost but there is enough remaining on the eastern and western sides to give some sense of how wonderful this tomb must once have been. For tourists who have been to Iran, it will quickly bring to... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

No persian architecture is left still. Complete waste of time and money to visit this place. Nothing is left here. The walls have been replaced by cemented concrete walls.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Such a stunning piece of architecature in such a derelict condition. The colour combination of blue and turquoise is unique in India and one can see it only in Uzbekistan. Nothing is done by Govt /ASI to restore it. People are playing cricket making the wall as wicket ! Millions of Rupees is spent on Taj and not a single... More

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Evergem, Belgium
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Hidden in the green, next to the river stands this beautiful tomb of a polished and cultural Iranian who served India. The tomb is famous because of the glazed tile decoration on the exterior. Alot is ruined already thats true but still worth a visit. An old man will be your guide for a small tip. At the back you... More

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New Delhi, India
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Chini Ka Rauza is a stunning tombwhich is very close to Taj Mahal in Agra. The tomb is dedicated to the Prime Minister of Mughal dynasty Allama Afzal Khan, the Mullah of Shiraz, during the tenet of Shah Jahan. The tomb is adorned with different colors, blue, yellow and green tiles adding a spectacular view to it. This encroaching structure... More

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Del Mar, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I visited this tomb with the auto rickshaw I rented for the afternoon. It's only a 15 in ride from Taj Ganj. It's clearly a place that is not visited by a lot of tourists but a recommended one. The interior of the tomb is impressive (an old guy will give you some info for a small donation) and you... More

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Hyderabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It looked like the whole place is under repair/renovation. Nothing for a traveller, just one building which is almost in ruins now.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This poet's tomb tucked away down a quiet lane is a perfect place to escape the crowds. There were no tourists here both times I've been and the worn-down state of the place and the friendly and helpful locals add to the charm. View of the river spotted with buffaloes from around the back of the structure is another bonus.... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Nothing spectacular here- but if you have 15 minutes after Itmadudaulah- you can nip by. They haven't worked as hard on looking after this one. It's more or less infested with slightly odd characters, but it's safe!!

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