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Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra

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When in Agra, pay a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, an intricately decorated mausoleum, often nicknamed “Baby Taj” in comparison to its grandiose neighbor. The tomb was built in 1628 and is believed to have been the inspiration for the iconic Taj Mahal. Less crowded than its counterpart, the mausoleum boasts more delicate decorations, made with precious topaz, lapis lazuli, and onyx, as well as lace-like, intricate carvings in its marble walls. Put Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah into our Agra tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Agra.
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  • Steeped in history, this bijoux tomb predates the Taj Mahal. Shah Jehan took this modest but finely executed building as the model for his masterpiece. The incumbent of this fine tomb Itimad ud Daulah...  more »
  • This place is historical and interested place.Many people are visit and enjoy this place.m any this are available  more »
  • Been there, lovely building with beautiful glimpses of marble art. Other than that nothing much to excite. Getting there needs good 30 minutes. Can be avoided  more »
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  • A must-visit place in Agra. Its intricate meenakari of various coloured rocks on marble in Parsian design is a treat to the eyes. It is called Baby Taj, albeit its art work is no less beautiful than that of Taj. Parking charge is high (₹70).
  • Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is looks like a smaller version of Tajmahal, is also known as Baby Taj is in the opposite bank of Yumuna river. I'timād-ud-Daulah was a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Often described as a "jewel box".
  • Nickname of this is Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor Jehangir’s wazir (chief minister). His daughter Nur Jahan, who married Jehangir, built the tomb between 1622 and 1628 in a style similar to the tomb she built for Jehangir near Lahore in Pakistan. Important tourist attraction of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Very nice historical placegood monument of india. Shahjahan taken a inspiration from this tomb for build Tajmahal.
  • We saw the 'baby Taj' at sunset. Naturally it's not as good as it's bigger relative but it is still well worth seeing.