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. Before you head to Agra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Agra trip maker tool, to make sure you see all that Agra has to offer, including Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.
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  • I had thought of missing the Baby Taj due to time as there were more things we wanted to see in Jaipur and I even said why get a burger when you could have a steak as we were seeing the Taj Mahal...  more »
  • Many architectural Gurus have said that the design and construction of Itmad-ud-daullah is far superior to the Tajmahal. In my numerous visits, and stripped of an architectural degree in my hand, I...  more »
  • We were very excited to visit the Taj Mahal and to be honest did not know much about this so-called Mini Taj – the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. It is not that far away from the major Taj and well worth.....  more »
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  • What an amazing place! Built so long ago but beautifully preserved, this is a must-see if you are ever in this area of the world. Spectacular! If possible, use a guide as the history they know enhances the visit immeasurably.
  • This place was well built. The architecture was awesome. But there is not much to see or spend more time with your family or friends. If you are a lover of art and architecture you will enjoy spending time here. Average time that can be spent by an idle person is 45min to 1 hour. On a whole it's one of the places to visit in Agra if you have ample time for sightseeing.
  • The monument at first sight resembles an intricately carved jewelry box! It's absolutely stunning & marvelous. A must visit.
  • Taj is superlative, but this not so famous monument with an intriguing history is no pushover either. What a fabulous place!
  • This is just a waste of time visiting this place. The place is very crowded and nearby main road. Thought the two star is because you can find ok types of art work but there are many monuments where in you can find some of the good art work

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