About the walk

Empty and peaceful, the forgotten Chini ka Rauza tomb is the perfect antidote to the crowds and chaos of the nearby renowned Agra monuments. Though somewhat timeworn and unkempt, this Persian-style funerary monument is nevertheless charming in its own way.

Built in the 1630s, this Islamic structure houses the remains of the scholar and poet Shukrullah Shirazi Afzal Khan, ‘Allami’, who served as the chief minister of Emperor Shah Jahan. It stands out from the other tombs in the area due to its Persian architectural nuances, chosen to reflect Khan’s own origins.

Join us as we explore the quiet and serene atmosphere of this little-visited riverside tomb, gaining more knowledge about Islamic funerary architecture, and admiring the coloured glazed-tile decoration. The walk will also uncover more about Mughal architecture and what exemplified this period more in history than seen now.

This guided tour is free.

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Walk Date
Meeting Time
07:45 am
Chini Ka Rauza -The Forgotten Tomb of the Mughals
Sunday
23 Dec

Walk Leader

Shivani Gupta
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Duration

08:00 am - 10:00 am

Meeting Time07:45 am

Meeting Point

Entrance Gate of Chini-ka-Rauza, Agra

MediumEnglish, Hindi

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About the Walk

Empty and peaceful, the forgotten Chini ka Rauza tomb is the perfect antidote to the crowds and chaos of the nearby renowned Agra monuments. Though somewhat timeworn and unkempt, this Persian-style funerary monument is nevertheless charming in its own way.

Built in the 1630s, this Islamic structure houses the remains of the scholar and poet Shukrullah Shirazi Afzal Khan, ‘Allami’, who served as the chief minister of Emperor Shah Jahan. It stands out from the other tombs in the area due to its Persian architectural nuances, chosen to reflect Khan’s own origins.

Join us as we explore the quiet and serene atmosphere of this little-visited riverside tomb, gaining more knowledge about Islamic funerary architecture, and admiring the coloured glazed-tile decoration. The walk will also uncover more about Mughal architecture and what exemplified this period more in history than seen now.

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

Contact at: 9761290500 (Shivani)

  • Medium: Bilingual (English/Hindi)
  • Please wear comfortable footwear and carry water.
  • You may carry your cameras and notebooks.
  • Entry fees to the monument are to be borne by the participant. Indian nationals: Rs 25 (adults) (free for children below the age of 15), and foreign nationals: Rs 110.
  • Authorised parking facilities are available at the complex.

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