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Hiran Minar (Punjab)

Hiran Minar, also known as Royal hunting resort, was built by Mughal Emporer in 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, which is circular and tapers toward its top on the flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower that leads to the top of the top. There are 210 square holes in the outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.

In the front of the minaret, there is a two-story octagonal Baradari, also called Daulat Khana, in the center 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 the tank. On the four corners of the tank, there was a system to collect the rainwater 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

Hiran Minar Photo Gallery

  • 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 flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower leads to the top of the tower. There are 210 square holes in outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.


  • Old Water Channel 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 from the the Baradari in the water tank.


  • Beautiful Baradari View

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


  • 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

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


  • 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

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


  • Baradari Front Hiran Minar

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


  • 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 jungle with its original structure but not as vast as previous past.