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Itmad -Ud-Daula


Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor Jehangir’s wazir (chief minister). His daughter Nur Jahan, who married Jehangir, built the tomb between 1622 and 1628 in a style similar to the tomb she built for Jehangir near Lahore in Pakistan.


Itmad-ud-daula has a special place in th chronicles of both history as well a architecture. This is precisely becaus Itmad ud Daula is the very first tomb i India that is entirely made out of Marble This is actually a mausoleum the overlooks the River Yamuna and is tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in th court of Shah Jahan. The story of Itmad-ud-daula is a inspirational rag to riches saga. Th tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is a interesting as the life of the person for whom it was built. Mirza Ghiyas-ud-di or Ghiyas Beg (later known as Itimad-udDaulah) was a poor merchant and live in Persia (modern-day Iran). His wife gave birth to a daughter whom h wanted to abandon for he has no money to feed her but the persistent wails of the infant changed his heart. The baby girl brought a stroke of good luck to he parents, for Ghiyas Beg found a carava that straightaway took him to the court o the great Mughal Emperor, Akbar. After Akbar's death in 1605, his son Jahangi became the Mughal emperor, who mad Ghiyas Beg his chief minister or Wazir Ghiyas Beg was also honored with the title of Itimad-ud-Daulah or the pillar o the state.

Full Address

Moti Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282006


Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Picnic Spot
  • Monuments
  • Romantic

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior Citizen


  • Indra Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
  • Agra Railway Station.

Important Information

  • Timings:- 8:00am to 6:00pm.


  • First Mughal tomb made of marble with pietra dura artwork.

Things to Buy

  • Carpets, Metal wares, Marble, Leather goods.

Things to Eat

  • MUGHLAI FOODS {all types of mughlai foods are available}, BEDHAI AND KACHORI {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}, CHAAT {Famous area - Chaat wali gali in sadar bazar}, DAALMOTH {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}, PARANTHAA {Famous point - Rambabu paranthe wale on old Delhi Agra highway}, PETHA {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}.

Things to enjoy

  • It is one of the best picnic spot in India. The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is also popularly known as the Jewel Box or Baby Taj as it looks like a smaller version of the Taj Mahal.