19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Baby Taj

I’timād-ud-Daulah, also known as the Baby Taj, is a tomb for a Persian nobleman, built by his daughter Nur-Jahan who married Jehangir. The tomb features finely carved jalis (marble lattice screens) and it was the first Mughal structure built completely from marble as well as the first to make extensive use of pietra dura. In addition, it was the first tomb to be built on the banks of the Yamuna River. Our guide said the structure resembles a jewelry box in shape—very different from the Taj Mahal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Agra, India
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Elissa Title