Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
4.5
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • PR
    United States15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely “Baby Taj”
    Wonderful place to visit. True “Baby Taj”: smaller, but with its own beauty and charm. We came right after opening and really enjoyed less crowded and fully exploring the grounds. Loved this place!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,630 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quiet and Peaceful Visit Here!
    This was the third attraction included in my Agra Tour Package. Similar to the Agra Fort, I had to pay the 350 INR Entrance Fee here, not included in the package. There are less tourists here, smaller in scale than the Taj Mahal. Per my Guide, this attraction was built before Taj Mahal and was used as its model. Gardens: I enjoyed its beautiful gardens with beautiful flowers.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Beautiful and Peaceful
    Otherwise known as The Baby Taj, we absolutely loved it. Yes everyone should go it its illustrious big neighbour, but this gem should not be neglected either. Honestly, it was one of the most peaceful places we visited and one of the most enjoysble. We went in the late afternoon as the sun began to go down - perfectctime to enjoy the Tomb and the beautiful gardens. An absolute must see.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom16,595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Known as 'Baby Taj'
    Considered to have been the prototype of the Taj Mahal, it's easy to see why the mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the treasurer of Mughal Emperor Jahangir (and given the name of I'timad-ud-Daulah [Pillar of the State] by him), is known as 'Baby Taj'. Being built in the early 17th century, the building marks the change from construction in red sandstone with marble to buildings being erected in white marble with jewelled inlays. Also, like the Taj Mahal, the whole, large complex is symmetrical, except for the tombs of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife, which stand next to each other.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 May 2024
  • mel7155
    Singapore, Singapore1,337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Under-rated site but very pretty site
    Visited this site after seeing the Taj Mahal. As such, able to do a comparison , while it lacks the grandeur and size of the Taj Mahal , the intricate wall work and tile work are comparable or even better than its more famous sister . Entrance fee is US$5 but we enjoyed looking at the drain and artwork of the building .
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2024
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK4,025 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
THIS mausoleum, also known as the Mini Taj or the Baby Taj, was completed a quarter of a century before the Taj Mahal was finished.
The stunning carving work and the wonderful inlay of semi-precious stones was worth the visit just on their own, but there is a lot more to this wonderful site.
When I visited the tomb, which is often described as a "jewel box", I came in through a wonderful entrance way which was itself a thing of beauty.
The tomb is on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River and is set in a large cruciform garden with a maze of watercourses and walkways.
Up close the walls of the tomb simply dazzle the eye with cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx and topaz formed into images of everything from cypress trees, fruit and bouquets to wine bottles set off by white marble walls.
This is not a large site but it is small and beautifully formed and I'd recommend anyone to come here because it forms part of the Holy Trilogy of tourist sites to visit with the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Wonderful place.
Written 25 November 2022
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico4,230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
People refer to this place as "Baby Taj" but it´s one of the 4 major attractions of the city, along with the Taj, the Red Fort and Soami Bagh Samadh.
The interiors are not as well kept as the other buildings, some frescoes are chipped off, but the architecture, the inlayed marbles, the latticework are still wonderful. And it´s not as crowded as her big sister.
Written 15 February 2020
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Paramjeet Singh
New Delhi, India1,218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This beautiful marble tomb is dedicated to Mirza Ghias Beg, the father of Mughal empress Nur Jahan. He was accorded the title of Itimad-ud-Daulah (pillar of the state) during his time at the Mughal court. A must place to Visit. Highly recommended..
Written 19 November 2020
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Visited this site after seeing the Taj Mahal. As such, able to do a comparison , while it lacks the grandeur and size of the Taj Mahal , the intricate wall work and tile work are comparable or even better than its more famous sister . Entrance fee is US$5 but we enjoyed looking at the drain and artwork of the building .
Written 13 June 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This magnificent mausoleum vividly illustrates the Persian influence at the Mughal court. This shouldn't come as a surprise, as the Mughals descend from Timur, who drew heavily on Persian architects and scientists during his rule.
His daughter build it for Mirza Ghiyas Beg, a Persian exiled Emir, who played such an
important role serving the Great Akbar, that he was given the title of I'timād-ud-Daulah (pillar of the state). The family continued to be indispensable under later Emperors, becoming wealthy and powerful.
The building is exquisite, a combination of sandstone and white marble, with lots of beautiful paintings and pietra dura.
It deserves a visit and it helps if a good guide explains its background.
Written 7 April 2023
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ruthann1959
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our guide was invaluable for explaining the historical significance of this site. Enjoyed the quieter location, the peaceful grounds and the ability to look at everything up close. The skill and craftsmanship is amazing. It would seem anticlimactic to see it after the Taj so I would suggest viewing it after the Agra Fort and before heading to see the Taj Mahal. You will appreciate it much more then.
Written 19 January 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Otherwise known as The Baby Taj, we absolutely loved it. Yes everyone should go it its illustrious big neighbour, but this gem should not be neglected either.
Honestly, it was one of the most peaceful places we visited and one of the most enjoysble. We went in the late afternoon as the sun began to go down - perfectctime to enjoy the Tomb and the beautiful gardens.
An absolute must see.
Written 30 April 2024
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Tapan ROY SARKAR
Mumbai, India86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Shunned by the tourists, this underrated monument is a hidden gem. Situated in the Eastern bank of Yamuna this mausoleum is a masterpiece of Mughal art and architecture. Often referred to as Baby Taj, this is believed to be the inspiration for Taj Mahal. We really loved the monument and suggest everyone to visit it.
Written 27 March 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Considered to have been the prototype of the Taj Mahal, it's easy to see why the mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the treasurer of Mughal Emperor Jahangir (and given the name of I'timad-ud-Daulah [Pillar of the State] by him), is known as 'Baby Taj'. Being built in the early 17th century, the building marks the change from construction in red sandstone with marble to buildings being erected in white marble with jewelled inlays. Also, like the Taj Mahal, the whole, large complex is symmetrical, except for the tombs of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife, which stand next to each other.
Written 28 May 2024
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LoveTravel231390
Thetford, VT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a must see. There is so much in India. I used Odynovo Tours I found this agency online and was a little nervous as they did not have a lot of magazines and guides discussing their agency but I found only good reviews and decided to work with this agency. I spent a lot of time with Queenie Yang planning a trip to India. Wonderful, reasonable and unforgettable trip. Mr. Sanjay was wonderful driver and I honestly wish I had booked a longer stay in India. This organization checked in with me throughout my visit to make sure my trip was going as planned and every one was very helpful and resourceful. I will use them again!
Written 9 March 2020
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