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Baby Taj | Agra

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The Tomb of I'timād-us-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in Agra. It was built between the years of 1622 and 1628 and was commissioned by Nūr Jahān. The tomb represents a change in Mughal architecture from mainly using red sandstone to white marble.

As you may have guessed from its nickname, the mausoleum is often considered to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal (which I'll cover in the next few days). Although it's certainly a lot smaller it's well worth the visit. It's a lot less crowded than the Taj (obviously) and there are monkeys there (and they are so cute!). It really reminded me of the Badi Palace and Saadian Tombs in Marrakech, what with the intricate carvings and mosaics. 

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 Will I ever tire of seeing monkeys? 

Will I ever tire of seeing monkeys? 

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