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Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

Agra Village, Agra 282002, India
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Ranked #36 of 67 Attractions in Agra
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural

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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
33 helpful votes 33 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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1,796 helpful votes 1,796 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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 The walls have been replaced by cemented concrete walls.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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction 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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152 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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182 helpful votes 182 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
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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