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Visit Itimad-ud-Daulah's Tomb

Situated on the eastern bank of the Yamuna, the tomb was built by Nur Jahan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Made in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, it was constructed in 1622-1628 CE. Mirza Ghiyas Beg was Jahangir’s wazir (chief minister) and Lord of the treasury. Jahangir honoured him with the title, Itimad-ud-daulah which means ‘Pillar of the Government’. 

Situated on the eastern bank of the Yamuna, the tomb was built by Nur Jahan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Made in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, it was constructed in 1622-1628 CE. Mirza Ghiyas Beg was Jahangir’s wazir (chief minister) and Lord of the treasury. Jahangir honoured him with the title, Itimad-ud-daulah which means ‘Pillar of the Government’. It is quite interesting that it was made in white marble during the age which favoured red sandstone in architecture. That’s why some people believe that the Taj Mahal is inspired by this mausoleum.

It is also known as Baby Taj as it looks like a mini version of the Taj Mahal. This nickname is one of the main reason for its growing popularity. Instead of a dome, the tomb has a small canopy over its roof. Short minarets are attached to all the four corners of the structure. Semi-precious stones (used for decoration), the gardens, latticework and interior designs are worth seeing. One can enjoy a peaceful environment here as it is less crowded as compared to the Taj Mahal.

Before planning a visit to this beautiful tomb, keep in mind the following points:

  • You can’t enter inside the tomb wearing shoes.
  • The tomb is open all days from sunrise to sunset.

Timing

Sunrise to Sunset Open all days

PREFFERED BY

History Lovers, Photography Lovers

TIME SPENT

2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Indians - Rs.10 (Adults); Free for children below the age of 15 Foreigners- Rs.110

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Taj Mahal
  • Altitude

    171 m
  • STD Code

    0562
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    Agra/282xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    None