Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb (also known as IItimad-ud-Daulah ka Makbara) is a mausoleum, constructed under mughal era between 1622 and 1628, in the city of Agra. Some tourist described this edifice with another name, the “Baby Taj“. This is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal which means some designing pattern are taken from this edifice for the construction of Taj Mahal. Your tour guide in Agra will escort you here from your hotel.
Through tour guide you can understand history behind construction of Baby Taj & can comprehend beautiful pietra dura design inlaid here. Your tour guide will narrate you about fourth mughal empress Nur Jahan , who got constructed this edifice in memory of her father Mirza Gyaz bagh.The structure consists of astonishing outbuildings and fascinating gardens.
The tomb exhibit a transition between the first phase of Mughal architecture monuments – primarily built from red sandstone inlaid with marble pieces, to its second phase, based on white marble and inlay, most elegantly realized in the Taj Mahal.With your tour guide for Baby Taj Mahal you can see this building in 50 minutes, he will brief you history & eloborate abour carving & pietra dura inlay.
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Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site prominently described as a walled city. It was the main residence of of the Mughal rulers until 1637, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.
Tour Guide for Agra Fort will take 2 hours to show you this Fort. During the tour you will get opportunity to acquaint yourself with mughal era dynasty , names of rulers, duration of rule & purpose behind making Agra as capital ruled from the Agra Fort. Your tour guide will show you here some beautiful palaces like Jasmine Tower, Diwan – I – Khaas , Khaas Mahal , Anguri Bagh , Joda Bai Palace & beautiful palaces of Roshan Ara & Jahan Ara
This Fort is encircled with two huge walls & between them there is big water moat which was filled with crocodiles those days. In Agra Fort there are certain special points where tourist can enjoy mesmorising view of Taj Mahal & your tour guide in Agra Fort will definitely show you.
Also you will get access to 40% Fort because rest of the Fort is occupied by Indian Army. On Independence day, Indian Tri Color flag is hosted in Agra Fort. In evening Sound & Light show is organised by ASI and you can ask your Agra Fort tour guide to book your tickets. Your tour guide will assist you even in buying your entrance ticket for Fort.
Taj Mahal is cynosure of Indian Tourism in world was commissioned in 1631 by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan to contain the remains of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
It is designated by UNESCO a World Heritage site in 1983, it enjoy the tag of one of the world’s most promonent structures and a astonishing symbol of India’s rich glory. Construction took 22-years period & situated on the right bank of the Yamuna River, orginating from Yamnotri, in Agra.
It is one of the most outstanding Mughal era edifice, which combined construction designs of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. Your Taj Mahal tour guide can complete your Taj Mahal sightseeing in 2 hours 30 minutes approximately.
Generally Tour Guide for Taj Mahal advise theirs clients to visit Taj Mahal either at Sunrise or Sunset because during this time travellers can enjoy changes in color of Taj Mahal.
Also at sunrise time, crowd at Taj Mahal is less so it is preferable time for sightseeing Taj Mahal. Your tour guide will assist you in buying your admission tickets for Taj Mahal otherwise you can book it online. Inside Taj Mahal there is restrictions of lot of items to carried inside like ciggratte , food , charger , fruits etc, in this regard your tour guide for Taj Mahal will advise you better.
There are some fantastic spots inside Taj Mahal for photography & your tour guide will not advise you those points but will also assist in photography.
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