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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  • What a lovely place to visit. There were very few tourists here, unlike the Taj Mahal. The view of the river was excellent. Most impressive was the texture of the inlays in the wall. The inlays are ma...  more »
  • The bay Taj was a delightful place to visit. The mosaics and engravings are plentiful and beautiful with many in amazing condition! You can see the resemblance to the Taj Mahal.  more »
  • This quiet little tomb seems off the main tourist trail but is well worth a visit. Surrounded by lovely Persian style gardens it looks like marble lace on the outside and is beautifully painted inside...  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.

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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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