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Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

Address: Agra Village, Agra 282002, India
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Ranked #45 of 88 things to do in Agra
Type: Cemeteries, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Even as a free site, it isn't worth visiting. Ruined mausoleum with too many kids begging for rupees or chocolate. The most interesting part of our visit was the heard of water buffalo on the river bank.

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39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It has very nice view in the back, and a cow dung factory. :)

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE. It is a complete wastage of time. The most ill maintained place. It must have been one of the frequently visited places before but not anymore. It is a very shady place. mostly empty no tourists. Children play cricket. men are sleeping in the compound as well as inside the monument. We did not stay... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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447 attraction reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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109 helpful votes 109 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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186 helpful votes 186 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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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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