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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Didn't actually visit it but saw it from the old Sikri palace. Story is the elephant that decided the fate of the people was buried there.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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... More 

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Chail, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nobody really visit this place I guess. It is just build 300 m from the buland darwaza area...now i guess it is abandoned. But yes it remind of the memories of the elephant who once lived in its grandeur

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Thank Nomad1102
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful tower was dedicated to akbar' s favourite elephant. The tower was very beautiful though i saw it from distance. It seems to be less than 500 meters from the dargah complex.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's hard to believe that this tower was build to honor a favorite elephant ! I would just view this from afar as the hike down to see it is a bit strenuous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

According to my guide, Hiran is the Hindi word for "deer / antelope", which is the name of Akbar's favorite elephant. The precise coordinates of the tower are 27.098743 N, 77.662549 E (copy and paste this into Google Maps if you intend to visit the tower). One way of accessing the tower is to follow a dirt road to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This tall cylindrical building was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar in the memory of an Elephant who was very important member of his Darbar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hiram Minar is said to be built by King Akbar as a tomb for his Royal elephant named 'Hiran'. Many other versions of the story also exist, however the one mentioned is the best possible one. while it looks a mile away from the main fort, it is just s short walk away. Once at the Hiran Minar you would... More 

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Agra, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

this grand tower was erected by akbar on the mortal remains of his elephant hiran . it is octagonal at it's base circular inthe middle and taparing at top with a dome crowned capital . the middle portion is studded with countless elephant trunks in stone which appear like iron nails.

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