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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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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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  • While this tomb cannot compete with the grandeur of the Taj Mahal, it is a very beautiful place and definitely worth a stop. Like others said, there is not much to be seen inside, but the outside is q...  more »
  • Beautiful building from the outside, nothing much to see on inside. Nice to have a walk around and would definately stop by on your tour through Agra.  more »
  • This place struggles to get anywhere near the visitors that the Taj receives, but that actually helps make it quite a nice place if you have time to go see it. Obviously it's too easy to compare this ...  more »
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  • Commonly referred to as mini Taj, this marble mausoleum gives a good idea of how well a marble monument can be built. Though small the architecture is good and well built. Go early mornings for a great shot.
  • It's a beautiful. One Will be happy being there. But more arrangement required.
  • The fact that this 'Baby Taj' was constructed before Taj Mahal makes it even more interesting monument to visit!
  • One of well preserved monument of Mughal era. Similar in some respect of Taj Mahal. Usually not too much crowded. One should definitely see this monument. Nice location for photo shoots.
  • Good place to hangout and has historical background. It's on the bank of Yamuna river ..Nice.