The Baby Taj or the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah

Baby Taj Mahal or the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah, Agra

Baby Taj Mahal or the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, Agra

The Baby Taj or Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah was a fun stop after the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.  It wasn’t very crowded which was nice.  I hope that people visit it and don’t ignore it.  The wife of Jahangir, Nur Jahan, started this tomb in 1622 for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg who was given the title I’timad-ud-Daulah (Pillar of the State).  The tomb was completed in 1628  just before construction started on the Taj Mahal.

It is set close to the Yamuna River in beautiful gardens.  I went a little crazy with the pictures, again, but I thought that the possibility of returning to these places was slim so fire away!

First some pics of the traffic in Agra which was entertaining but maddening.

The grounds of the Baby Taj, so much easier to say and makes me think of a toy, were immaculate much like the other tombs and forts we had visited.

There’s a building on the grounds, close to the river, where some boys were jumping into the water and having a great time.

So after 3 monuments our day was done.  Time to rest up for the next adventure.  We could see the Taj Mahal from our hotel so more pictures!

2 comments

  1. waterfallsandcaribous

    Awesome 🙂 I wish now that we had made time for the Baby Taj (and Akbar’s Tomb, actually) when we were in Agra. We didn’t warm to the town so made do with the big Taj and then relaxed for the rest of our time there. Oh well, just an excuse to go back!

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