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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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  • People call it baby Taj.. It's a really nice area. We went here a bit early in the morning, so there were not a lot of people yet. 
  • As this mausoleum is nicknamed the Baby Taj, ends up generating an expectation almost unreachable: to be similar to the Taj Mahal. With that, the frustrations are common. He is extremely smaller, less imposing and not nearly as nice or maintained. Our guide explained that almost all of the funds raised in the tickets of the temples/mausoleums are intended for maintenance of the Taj Mahal, leaving little money for other constructions. In addition, the decoration of the Baby Taj is very based on paintings, making restoration more difficult. The front garden was also very badly insulated. If there is plenty of time and come to visit, go before passing by the Taj, so you won't miss that much. If it's not too long, not worry.
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  • The tomb is located on the right bank of the Yamuna river, the mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden criss-crossed by water courses and walkways.On each corner are hexagonal tall towers. The wa...  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.