Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb was
built between 1622 and 1628 AD on the banks of the Yamuna river.
The tomb is not as big as the Taj Mahal but the inlay designs and
carvings are also not less than Taj Mahal. The delicate marble
latticework in the passages allows the light to enter the
interiors. This tomb is built entirely of white marble and inlaid
with semi precious stones which exhibits a strong Persian influence.
A profusion of translucent marble screens endow it with added
Like a jewellery box, it is noted for its intricate
inscriptions in Quranic Tughra style. The tomb is very different
from the other monuments built by Akbar and is on more intricate
feminite lines. The roof retains a distinctive Hindu influence
with its curved roof and broad caves. On the rooftop pavilion,
there are replica tombs of the main chamber below.