Dedicated to the memory of the
Prime Minister of the court, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah
Jahan, Chini ka Rauza is a funerary monument situated on the eastern
bank of the Yamuna river in Agra. Also known as China Tomb, ?Chini?
meaning ?from China? and ?Rauza? meaning ?tomb?, the shrine is the final
resting place of the Persian scholar and poet- Allama Afzal Khan
Mullah. Built between 1628 and 1639, the architecture is a marvellous
fusion of the Indo-Persian style.
located 1 km north of Itmad - ud - Daulah tomb, is hidden away in an
alcove of trees and is usually an unusual but a happy discovery among
tourists. It is supposedly the first of its kind to be decorated by
glazed tile work. The tiles are known to have been imported from China
which makes the monument even more striking with their colour
embellishments and artwork. Although the enamels and inlay work is
wearing off due to climatic conditions and absence of renovation, the
tomb is a fantastic example of long-gone style and architecture.