Itmad-ud-DualaApprox. Time: 2 hours
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The Itmad-ud-daulah tomb stands in the center of a Persian garden, an architectural gem of its time. It is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, Emperor Jehangir's wazir, or Chief Minister, and also his father-in-law. The structure was built by Empress Noorjehan, between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, near Lahore in Pakistan. This splendid garden tomb is believed to be the precursor of the magnificent Taj Mahal, and was the first Mughal structure to be built entirely of marble, and the first to make use of pietra dura, the inlay marble work that came to be typical of the Taj.

Courtesy of the India Tourism Board