Historical Places in India - Itimad-Ud-Daulah

Empress Nur Jahan built the tomb of Itamad-Ud-daula on the banks of Yamuna in Agra in memory of her father. It was built in memory of his father Ghiyas-ud-din Beg, who was also a minister in Jahangir's court. Being comparatively smaller than other mausoleums of the Mughal period, it is sometimes referred to as Shrangardan. The gardens here, the Petra Dura mosaic, and several components meet the Taj Mahal. It first used the Pitradura Technique (gems on stone).

The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is dedicated to Mirza Gias Baig, father of Nur Jahan. Itimad-ud-daula was his title. This mausoleum situated on the banks of river Yamuna was built in 1626_28 AD. This tomb, known as Baby Taj, has many items that were later adopted while building the Taj Mahal. People say that the carvings in many places look more beautiful than the Taj Mahal. Another attraction of this mausoleum is its dome built in Central Asian style. The gardens and paths here enhance its beauty even more.

This mausoleum is the first mausoleum built in India which was completely built of white marble. On its walls are painted pictures of tree plants, animals and birds. Pictures of men can also be seen somewhere which is a unique thing because in Islam it is forbidden to use man as a decoration. Due to its beauty, it is known as Tomb Jewelry Box.


HOW TO REACH

Itimad-ud-daulah Tomb  is located on the road going from Agra Fort to the Ram Bagh. The Tomb is located 2 km from Rambagh and 4 km from Agra fort . The best way to reach the Tomb is by taking an auto rickshaw  from the Auto stand near Agra fort.

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