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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Agra fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Peaceful little place that looks like the taj Mahal but has more detail. Not many people there so nice and quiet.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! The monument is often referred as ‘Baby Taj’ because of its strong resemblance with the Taj Mahal in terms of the design. While the Taj is majestic from afar, the Itmad-U-Daulah i...  more »
  • A beautiful building set in its own grounds. Said to be the precursor to the Taj itself hence its nickname. Many of the same building techniques but on a smaller scale. What should be stunning views o...  more »
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  • As buildings go, this is massive and has ethereal beauty. As Mughal buildings go, this is a small little place. But it is a must stop for anyone coming to Agra. Overlooking the Yamuna river, it is serene inside the complex, and the main building is simply breathtaking. It is hard to imagine that the tomb is of just a minister rather than a king. Although the said minister was the father of an empress, and the grandfather of another empress.
  • It was awesome. I and my two friends had a lot fun over there. Clean and peaceful place to visit.
  • Extremely impressive beautiful photogenic structure. Mumtaj Mahal 's Father's tomb. Good maintenance, neat, clean, good washrooms.
  • Also known as the Baby Taj, it is a beautiful and delicate architecture. It's relatively small so it doesn't take that much time to look around, but it is a must-to-see if you are visiting Agra
  • This building is amazing... I fall in love with the beauty and the Architecture.... People say it's a baby taj mahal but I would say it's totally different .. the art on walls will mesmerizing. It's a least crowded and we'll maintained property

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Where to stay in Agra

Agra offers a broad selection of budget and mid-range hotels, many within easy striking distance of the Taj Mahal, the main reason to visit the city. The area just south of Taj offers arguably the least expensive accommodations, while the streets splitting off from Fatehabad Road boast a high concentration of mid-range hotels. Keep in mind that free Wi-Fi remains unavailable even in most of Agra's nicest hotels--expect additional (and possibly steep) fees for limited Internet access.
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