Hiran Minar
Hiran Minar
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Usman Sarwar
Lahore, Pakistan3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I don't usually leave negative reviews but I felt compelled to do so in this case. This was pretty disappointing, I had the misfortune of visiting Hiran minar yesterday. This place is not maintained at all and is not worth the price you pay for it. There are not many trees, there's barely any shade on the premises so don't go there in day time or any time because this place sucks.
I thought the tower would be taller and grander than it actually was, but its closed for public and so was the trees area on the other side
Save your time, money, and sanity by going elsewhere!
Written October 9, 2022
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Menulone
Mumbai, India2,983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Hiran Mandir is a Light house type structure, that has been made in the memory of special rides of the Emperor. Just like Chetak the Horse was special ride of Maharana Pratap, Emperor Akbar has Elephant as his special ride. So when the elephant died, he buried the elephant behind the palace and a light house type structure was made which is now known as Hiran Mandir.
Written February 12, 2017
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John K
Brighton, UK2,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This was our last stop after visiting all the attractions at Fatehpur Sikri a UNESCO world heritage site.
Hiran Minar was built to commemorate an elephant which executed people by crushing their chests after walking over them.

I made our guide take us to the tower for a closer look. You walk down a steep stoned path through a large gate. The gate had two elephants carved on either side. Shame the heads had been damaged.

Up close the tower has stone tusks. You cannot go up the tower. There was a nice view back to the gate.

If you found the review useful I always appreciate a helpful vote.
Written June 23, 2015
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samkapil
Texas111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Fatehpur Sikri is huge and probably nicer with a tour guide (which you will be bombarded with if you try going without already having one), but if you are touring from Delhi for the day, it might not be worth the extension of the day. It is a long day, and Fatehpur Sikri is not as nice as Agra Fort and Taj. Only really nice thing was the peace and view (and lack of pollution vs. everywhere else).
Written November 21, 2011
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FLworldwanderer
Tampa, FL939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
The elephant tower built by the Mughal emperor Akbar, was in memory of his favorite elephant Hiran. About eighty feet high, a circular tower covered with stone projections in form of elephant tusks. The elephant was use as an executioner, crushing heads of those found guilty. This complex is a definite must-see, but beware of all the scammers roaming the grounds, attempting to con you out of your money. Recommend hiring a reputable guide. Hope this helps with your first visit.
Written March 30, 2018
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Shushom
Rajshahi City, Bangladesh266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Hiran Minar made for In memory of Elephant the Love of Akbar!!! This elephant has the power to judge people fault in court!!! We just see it from fort! There is also a myth that if any boy and girl step up with the stairs together then definitely they get married. So Boys lets take the effort with your girlfriend :)
Written April 21, 2017
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TravlQ
Bengaluru, India3,775 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Can be seen from Buland Darwaza area itself. It was built in memory of Akbar's favorite elephant by the Emperor himself. When elephant died, he was buried and a minar (lighthouse) kind of structure on constructed on it
Written March 1, 2017
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Mohsin A
Muscat, Oman506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) from 1571 to 1585. The Hiran Minar, or Elephant Tower, is a circular tower covered with stone projections in the form of elephant tusks. Guides and popular stories will tell you that it was erected as a memorial to the Emperor Akbar's favorite elephant. However, according to historians, it was probably used as a starting point for subsequent mile posts.
Written June 18, 2019
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Wanderlusternomader
New Delhi, India3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
it has become a hideout of gangs of touts, local boys from the slums will make your life terrible & they have unchallenged access to the monument, not maintained by archaeological department and guides here are almost mafia dons.
also the access to the monument is very creepy and uphill task. the monument might be historical but the mayhem and chaos created by the local mafia's make it a creepy place to visit.
Written July 27, 2018
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Arun S
Munich, Germany1,986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Hiran Minar is said to be built by Emperor Akbar in the memory of his favorite Elephant. It is said that in old times this elephant was used to execute the convicts by crushing their skull under his foot. It is told that anyone who is facing serious charges, where made to put their skull under the foot of this elephant in Diwaan-E-Aam garden complex, and then Elephant decides that if that person is guilty or not. If not then he spares the life of that person otherwise kill him by crushing his skull. This all sounds quite weird.

This minar is present outside the fort complex, so i couldn't go near to it and watched it from the distance only.
Written March 25, 2018
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