Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb

Popularly described as a ‘Jewel Box’ and ‘Baby Taj’, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Itimad-ud-Daulah literally means pillar of the state. Nestled on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River, the tomb is set in a large garden crisscrossed by water courses and walkways. The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah was built by Nur Jahan for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Interestingly, it is the first tomb in India that is entirely made out of white marble instead of red sandstone. Though, this iconic structure is small in size when compared to the Taj Mahal, a visit to this tomb can take anyone back in the time of Agra’s history. Measuring approximately 7 meter per side, this square tomb has four round turrets crowned with small domed kiosks rising from engaged octagonal bases at each corner. Its delicate architectural beauty can attract anyone. Moreover, exotic Persian styled gardens can be found around the tomb. Known for the stone inlay, made out of wine glasses with perfect geometric structure, the tomb reminds the forgotten stories and styles of Mughal era.

About Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb

Popularly described as a ‘Jewel Box’ and ‘Baby Taj’, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Itimad-ud-Daulah literally means pillar of the state. Nestled on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River, the tomb is set in a large garden crisscrossed by water courses and walkways. The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah was built by Nur Jahan for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Interestingly, it is the first tomb in India that is entirely made out of white marble instead of red sandstone. Though, this iconic structure is small in size when compared to the Taj Mahal, a visit to this tomb can take anyone back in the time of Agra’s history. Measuring approximately 7 meter per side, this square tomb has four round turrets crowned with small domed kiosks rising from engaged octagonal bases at each corner. Its delicate architectural beauty can attract anyone. Moreover, exotic Persian styled gardens can be found around the tomb. Known for the stone inlay, made out of wine glasses with perfect geometric structure, the tomb reminds the forgotten stories and styles of Mughal era.

Monument Information

Address

Moti Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282006

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Agra Fort Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Inter State Bus Terminus, Agra

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 32 °C, Minimum: 24 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 46°C, Minimum: 32 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 15°C, Minimum: 5 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Dr. Bhuvan Vikrama
  • Phone: +91-562-2227261,2227262(T-f),2227263
  • E-mail: circleagra.asi@gov.in

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax