Itmad-Ud-Daula – A daughter’s lover for her father, Jewel box of India


Located on the right of the Yamuna River in between the water crosses and gardens, Itmad-ud-daula is also a Mughal architecture which is also known as Jewel Box and also called as the Baby Taj. The tomb is built in between 1622 and 1628.

Going into the history, Mirza Ghiyas Uddin was a poor merchant to whom a daughter has been born and he was with no money and he thought of giving up the baby. But she bought good luck to her parents with which Ghiyas Uddin was employed in the court of Akbar. Later, Jahangir made him the Chief Minister and gave him the title of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. He was also entitled as the pillar of the state.

It is the very first tomb in India which is completely made of white Marble. It is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, who was a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. Mirzā Ghiyās Beg was the grandfather of Mumtāz Mahāl and Chief Minister in Jahangir’s empire. This was built by his daughter Nur Jahan, wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg.

How to reach

One can reach this place through rickshaw or auto and have a look at it anytime in the year on all the days.

Itmad-Ud-Daula Video

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