12 March 2012

Baby Taj

The Baby Taj or Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb is often thought of as the rough draft of the famous Taj Mahal. The Baby Taj was built around 1622 and marked the transition between different architectural styles- red sandstone being the once-preferred method to the style of using mainly white marble with colored inlay (as in the Taj Mahal). The Baby Taj is a perfect precursor to the big Taj, if experienced the other way around, the Baby Taj would pale in comparison. I absolutely loved going inside the Baby Taj though- I especially loved some of the ceilings with its different patterns and colors. I definitely started feeling some anticipation to see the "big Taj" though (as we had seen glimpses of it on the way). 

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