After lunch at the Radisson Blue, the tour of Agra continued with a visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Sometimes called the ‘Baby Taj’, it is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice.
4. Itimad-Ud-Daula's TombAlso known as Baby Taj is a Persian noble, built by Nur Jahan, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. The tomb rest on the left side of the river Yamuna bank. When visiting Agra, should definitely visit this little beauty, glorifying the Agra. This monument is located in Moti Bagh region and is 25 minutes away from Taj Mahal and 14 minutes from Agra Fort.
2. Etmad ud daulah Tomb- Popularly known as Baby Taj, this was built by Noor Jehan, wife of Jahangir in memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Interestingly, Mirza Ghiyas Beg was also the grandfather of Mumtaz Mahal for whom Taj Mahal was made.
I headed back to the hostel half-stunned, half-tired and checked out around 12pm. We decided to leave the luggage at the hostel and took an auto to our last stop of Mughal magnificence: the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula or baby Taj as the locals call it lovingly. The intricacy and the symmetry blew my mind!
At 4 in the evening, we start to capture the other wonders of Agra, the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah and the Mehtab Bagh. The tomb is quite similar to the Taj, but different and beautiful in it's on way. The architecture is all carved and engraved by semi-precious stones, mostly intact and so gives out the colourful view. Quick photographs all around, back of the river too and walk out to head towards our surprise.