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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  • The empress Nur Jahan (Jahangir's favorite wife) built this small, gorgeous tomb for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg (pronounced Baig), a Persian nobleman who became Jahangir's chief minister. Beg was al...  more »
  • The complex is built of red sandstone and white marble was used for finishing using Florentine mosaic. The tomb is located in the garden, which can be accessed through the magnificent gates, whose finish is not inferior to the main building. Cost of attendance 200 rupees. Next to the Tomb, in the bushes sit hustlers selling shoe covers for a visit, but to explore the Tomb can be just by removing your shoes.
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  • Went here on our tour of the area, giving us a fantastic viewpoint of the history of Agra. There is so much to see in this are worth a visit  more »
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  • Its a tomb, silent place. No beverages are allowed inside. If you are visiting Agra for first time try to reach here early by 8 and visit there first. Spend 1 or 1.5hr , feel the nature. You can also click awesome images and enjoy the views of the river Yamuna. You will feel the vibes of the river. You should not wear your footwear while going inside the tomb .
  • Good place with great architecture. Visit this place before going to taj else you won't take this place as highly as it deserves... It's quieter and less noisier than taj but pretty small when compared.... If it was in some other city it would be the top attraction there....
  • Okay to Visit but not so much to see as historical structure have. In summer this place became very hot so do not try to go. Basically it's a Makbara if you are a visitor of Agra and want to visit so this place is not for you, or of you are a traveller and want to explore something special and click some pictures so visit this place. Nice architecture of history if you are a history student so I must say you should definitely visit to know about mughal period.
  • Nice place.. very well maintained.. awesome creative work.. While brief info and history is displayed at the entrance, authorities should provide more displays giving detailed information to the visitors..
  • Its a tomb, silent place. If you are visiting Agra for first time try to reach early by 8 and visit their first. Spent 1 or 1.5hr , feel the nature. You can also click awesome images and enjoy the views. You will feel good if weather is good.
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