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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  • August 16, 2017
    Although not as popular as the Taj Mahal and often overlooked by most tourists (and tour operators), I personally think it is worth the small detour. It is smaller in scale and more intimate than the ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Visited again after more than 12 years and the place was a pleasant surprise. Very well maintained now as I remember from my last visit. Well kept gardens and well maintained monument. Has a beautiful...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We called in on our way to visit the gardens across the Yamuna river from the Taj Mahal - Mehtab Bagh. It was certainly worth the 30 min stroll around the grounds but not worth it being a sole destina...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    It's a beautiful. One Will be happy being there. But more arrangement required.
  • June 29, 2017
    The fact that this 'Baby Taj' was constructed before Taj Mahal makes it even more interesting monument to visit!
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 26, 2017
    Good place to hangout and has historical background. It's on the bank of Yamuna river ..Nice.

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