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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! More