Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum
Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SalimM
London, UK1,904 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not many guides have this on their itinery so unless you know about it in advance and ask to go there then you will not be visiting this place. This is a tomb of some poet who was a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. Not on a grand scale like other palaces or tombs, this is a smallish rectangular brown building. The style is said to be the only monument based on Afghan style. Its claim to fame was supposed to be the colourful tiles in its walls and ceilings. It is mostly in ruins now.
Written February 9, 2020
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Chini ka Rauza was built in 1639 by Mullah Shukhrulla Shirazi or Allama Afzal Khan, the prime minister of Shahjahan; he built the tomb for himself, following a tradition used by several others. Where Afzal Khan differed was in the architectural style he chose, a combination of Persian and Afghan styles.

The Chini ka Rauza is named for the 'chini' ('porcelain' or tilework) that decorates it. When you approach the tomb from the road in front, the facade looks very shabby, with only very scattered bits of tiles in various shades of blue visible. But persevere; go around to the sides, and you'll see a lot more tilework, with lovely colours and intricate detailing.

While the inside of the tomb looks unprepossessing from outside, it's worth it to go inside: there's some lovely painting and vaulted netting on the inside of the dome.

No entry fees are charged for Chini ka Rauza.
Written September 1, 2022
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GNjoo
Bali280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
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. :)
Written January 9, 2015
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kanchan08
New Delhi, India168 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 there even for 5 mins. Neither should any of you!
Written November 24, 2014
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Global Traveler
Agra, India426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
On road to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah you get a ASI signage for Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum. A narrow road with poor class residents all around and a bus cannot enter this road.
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. The tomb was built in 1635. Chini ka Rauza is situated just 1 kilometer north of Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, on the eastern bank of Yamuna river in Agra.

The facade of the monument is also known for one of finest examples of glazed tile work, called kashi or chini in Mughal era buildings. this is the mausoleum of Afzal Khan who was a Persian poet during the reign of Jahangir. Later he became the wazir during Shah Jahan's reign. Khan died in Lahore in 1639 and was buried here at Agra.[2] The tomb is built facing the city of Mecca.
Kept in a ill kept state. You may skip the monument if not history crazy. A little unsafe for foreign tourist.
Written November 26, 2016
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Slightly lesser known mausoleum fairly near the 'mini mahal', it took me a while to find this, but it's worth the effort. It's not in great shape, but the fading decor of the outside is unusual and worth seeing, as is the stunning domed ceiling inside. Annoyingly, there are 'archeologists' and 'experts' all around the temple that will pester you into paying them to show you around. It's not worth it. All there is to see is completely obvious. They will also use lighting to highlight the ceiling, whether you want them to or not, and then expect paying. Tiring to say the least. Otherwise, it's free to visit.
Written September 3, 2015
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canadianveggie
Vancouver, Canada233 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written February 4, 2015
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
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 mind visions of Shiraz and Esfahan. (The calligraphy on the eastern side is a nice touch.) Overall, to get some sense of the original splendour, I recommend walking to the western (Taj Mahal) end of the garden in the late afternoon and looking back at the remaining tiling. You will feel a hint of its former grandeur. The Yamuna-side setting doesn't hurt either. But this is one for the romantics only.
Written January 26, 2014
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HugoColle
Evergem, Belgium998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
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 can see the cows and buffels taking a bath in the river.
Written June 16, 2013
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Tanya_vyas
New Delhi, India183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
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 is implicit a rectangular shape and it is special with a bulbous tomb. It has an orthogonal chamber in the center and numerous engravings made with blue coated tiles are obvious in the tomb. This tomb has been a unique specimen of best of Mughal and Persian architectural styles.
Written June 6, 2013
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