Itmad-ud-Daulah, was commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, who had been given the title of Itimad-ud-Daulah (pillar of the state).
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List of articles on Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
Agra, the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658, is home to many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This outstanding sandstone and marble tomb commemorates the greatest of the Mughal emperors.
Construction of the massive red-stone fort on the bank of the Yamuna river, was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565.
Nicknamed the Baby Taj, Itimad-Ud-Daulah is the exquisite tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. This persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather.
The entry to the inner compound is through a very impressive, 30m red sandstone gateway, which is inscribed with verses from the Quran.
Nothing could have dampened the beauty of the place at that time of the day – it was just gorgeous. Madhu and I spent almost 2 hours just walking around.
Agra is not just about the Taj Mahal. This ancient city is home to some fabulous monuments including the Red Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah, and Sikandara, all of which should be on every traveler’s ‘must visit in Agra’ list!