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Itmad-Ud–Daulah’s Tomb

This was built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir’s queen as a memorial to her father. The tombs sheer beauty will surprise you – the only reason it does not get more accolades is because it shares the stage with the incomparable Taj Mahal. Like the Taj it has amazingly intricate pietra dura inlay and lattice marble screens. The mausoleum rests in a walled garden with a view of the Yamuna River. Since the tomb was constructed in the year 1628, many historians believe that its design provided the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. The walls are white marble from Rajasthan encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations - cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz formed into images of cypress trees and wine bottles, or more elaborate decorations like cut fruit or vases containing bouquets. Light penetrates to the interior through delicate jali screens of intricately carved white marble.

Itmad Ud Daulah Tomb, Agra

 

 

 

 

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