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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  • A place surely to make your shortlist for Agra destinations. It's laden with historical significance and architectural marvel. It's a paradise for any photography or bistro freak.  more »
  • called the baby Taj it's a bit of an insult really as it as every bit as good as the Taj Mahal, if a lot less crowed. There's an excellent cool and covered river view to watch Agra life pass by, just ...  more »
  • Well worth visiting as a monument but also because you get a view of Agra from the other side of the river  more »
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  • The name jewel box is befitting. Intricate Marble work is amazing. Properly maintained. Less crowded. Early morning and evenings are best to visit. Perfect view of yamuna. Picturesque spot.
  • Well.. it's a beautiful place. But I wish the maintenance was little better ! We need to wear shoe glove to enter but no good facility to manage or inform the visitors. And no good public toilet though it's one of the top destination ! The monument is good as usual.
  • It's a beautiful monument, set in the middle of the gardens. When built, It must have been the most important and beautiful monument set on the banks of river Yamuna. Today, sadly, the river hardly got any water in it. The Char Bagh gardens are recently redone and looks better than ever. Toilets are being built but parking will always be a problem. The timings are sunrise to sunset.
  • Don’t miss this gem! Beautiful like the Taj, but you can get up close to examine inlaid decorations. Lovely gardens all around. Very few people there compared to Taj. Much nicer and more to see than I imagined.
  • Nice place to hangout! Fees is ₹20 for Indians and ₹210 for foreigners. Parking is expensive though! (₹70). Sightseeing of whole monument would require around 0.5 to 1hr at max. Beautiful garden surrounded by 4 gates on the corners and having a Mahal in the centre (which is having graves of prominent people). The centre Mahal is very much airy, one can sit for quite some time!
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