One of the lesser-known monuments of Agra is the tomb known
as the Chini ka Rauza, which is situated 1 Kilometer north
of Itimad ud Daulah's Tomb. You can see the historic Chini
ka Rauza on tours of Agra with AgraHub.
The Chini ka Rauza was built in 1635 and is the tomb of Allama
Afzal Khan Mullah of Shiraz, a scholar and poet who was the
Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The tomb
gets its name from the colorful tiles (chini) that cover the
walls of the tomb. The tomb is built in a rectangular shape
and is topped with a bulbous dome. The tomb itself is made
of a brown colored stone and is crumbling away. The colorful
enamel tiles in blue, green and yellow, that give the tomb
its name can be seen on its walls. The walls and ceiling of
the tomb are also decorated with inscriptions and inlay work.
You can see these decorative elements in the Chini ka Rauza
on tours to Agra with Agra Hub.
The central chamber of the Chini ka Rauza is octagonal in
shape and has eight arched recesses. Four, square chambers
emerge from the central chamber and are connected to the side
halls and outer porches. The central arch through which you
can enter the Chini ka Rauza features inscriptions marked
out with blue colored tiles. Borders in blue green and yellow
tiles surround these inscriptions. The Chini ka Rauza is a
serene and charming tourist spot. You can see the Chini ka
Rauza on tours to Agra with Agra Hub.