Situated in Agra, India, Itimad-ud-daula tomb is a Mughal mausoleum which was commissioned by Nur Jahan, wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. It is also known as Baby Taj because the tomb of this complex is regarded as a draft of Taj Mahal. The tomb was constructed between 1622 and 1628, and was the first tomb to be built with white marble.
Itimad-ud-daula's tomb has special place in both architecture as well as history. It is mainly because it is the first tomb in India which is entirely made of white marble from Rajasthan, the first to use of pietra dura at such quantity and the first to be constructed on the bank of the Yamuna. The walls of this mausoleum are encrusted with precious stone – jasper, tpaz, onyx, cornelian, lapis lazuli, and more.
Constructed on the right bank of Yamuna River, Itimad-ud-daula tomb is built on the base which is 50 meters in square and one meter high. On each corner, a hexagonal tower of 13 meters height is constructed. The walls of the ground floor have inscription in Persian. These inscriptions are from Quran and other holy texts. Visit this structure and revisit the glorious times in the past!