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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  • 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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