Hiran Minar

hiran-minar

Hiran Minar (Punjab)


Hiran Minar, also known as Royal hunting resort, was built by Mughal Emporer in the memory of his pet Antelope, named Mans Raj, in 1607 in Skeikhupura, also known as Jahangirpura. It is located at the distance of 5 km from Sheikhupura Railway Station and accessed via Hafizabad Road. A 30 meter high tower was constructed on his grave, that is circular and tapers toward its top on the flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower leads to the top of the top. There are 210 square holes in outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.

In the front of minar, there is two storey octagonal Baradari, also called Daulat Khana, in the centre of a huge square shaped water tank with a causeway, constructed by the order of Shah Jahan. There are square pavilions on each side of the water tank. In past, a channel was cut from the local canal to fill the water in tank. On the four corners of tank, there was a system to collect the rain water from the surrounding area to fill the water tank.

Hiran minar is also a popular fishing point, one can use fishing rode for fishing by having a license.

Hiran Minar Map

Picture of Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar Burial Place

Hiran Minar Burial Place

It is a 30 meter high tower, was constructed on the grave of antelope, a pet of Emporer Jahangir. It is circular and tapers toward its top on the...

Old Water Channel Hiran Minar

Old Water Channel Source Hiran Minar

The old water channel was used to fill the water tank from the canal and rain water in past, whereas now water pump is used to fill the water tank.

Staircase opening to Water Tank

Staircase opening to Water Tank

Staircase opening from the the Baradari in the water tank.

Beautiful Baradari View

Beautiful Baradari View

A beautiful view of the baradari from the corner pavilion arch.

Baradari Entrance Gate

Baradari Entrance Gate

The double story entrace gate which has staircase on both side to move on second level, is used to access the Baradari through the pathway.

Baradari Causeway

Baradari Causeway

The casueway to the Baradari is structured with open arches floating on the water.

Baradari back view

Baradari back view

The Baradari standing in the centre of water tank, representing a spledid and charming veiw inside the water tank on the boat.

Baradari Front Hiran Minar

Baradari Front Hiran Minar

The front view of The Baradari with a pathway to it from the main entrance gate.

Baradari Front Hiran Minar

Baradari Front Hiran Minar

The front view of The Baradari with a pathway to it from the main entrance gate.

Habitant place of Antelope

Habitant place of Antelope

The jungle area around the Hiran Minar is reserved area. It was used once a habitant of the antelope of Jahangir. One can enjoy the historical...