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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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  • The only reason to go here is if you are in Agra Friday, when Taj Mahal is closed. Hindus claim that the same look, but lie. Excavations are no notable and boring. Admission RS 200 this place works.
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  • I'm really glad we came here to see this monument. Known as Baby Taj the building is so pretty with stones set in the marble and painting decorate the walls inside. We arrived early in the morning and...  more »
  • We went to see this the morning after visiting the Taj Mahal. I was a bit concerned it would be underwhelming in comparison, but it was wonderfully beautiful as well. Early morning was nice as it was ...  more »
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  • A must-visit place in Agra. Its intricate meenakari of various coloured rocks on marble in Parsian design is a treat to the eyes. It is called Baby Taj, albeit its art work is no less beautiful than that of Taj. Parking charge is high (₹70).
  • Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is looks like a smaller version of Tajmahal, is also known as Baby Taj is in the opposite bank of Yumuna river. I'timād-ud-Daulah was a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Often described as a "jewel box".
  • Nickname of this is Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor Jehangir’s wazir (chief minister). His daughter Nur Jahan, who married Jehangir, built the tomb between 1622 and 1628 in a style similar to the tomb she built for Jehangir near Lahore in Pakistan. Important tourist attraction of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Very nice historical placegood monument of india. Shahjahan taken a inspiration from this tomb for build Tajmahal.
  • We saw the 'baby Taj' at sunset. Naturally it's not as good as it's bigger relative but it is still well worth seeing.