Jul 10, 2024, 05:56 PM IST

8 hidden gems of Mughal architecture

Mahipal Chouhan

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj): Often overshadowed by the Taj Mahal, this tomb in Agra is sometimes referred to as the "Baby Taj" due to its similar white marble design and intricate inlay work.

Tomb of Akbar (Sikandra): Located in Agra, this impressive tomb combines both Hindu and Islamic architectural elements, making it a unique monument.

Tomb of Jahangir (Lahore): This mausoleum in Lahore, Pakistan, is known for its stunning gardens and intricate frescoes that adorn its interior.

Chini Ka Rauza (Agra): A lesser-known tomb in Agra, Chini Ka Rauza is famous for its glazed tile work and serene garden.

Bibi Ka Maqbara (Aurangabad): Built by Aurangzeb in memory of his wife, this tomb is sometimes called the "Poor Man's Taj" due to its resemblance to the Taj Mahal.

Hiran Minar, Agra

Shalimar Bagh (Srinagar): The Mughals built several beautiful gardens in Kashmir, and Shalimar Bagh is one of the most famous. It features terraced levels, flowing water channels, and meticulously landscaped gardens.

Agra Fort (Agra, Uttar Pradesh): This imposing fort, also known as the Red Fort of Agra, served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors until the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Badshahi Mosque (Lahore, Pakistan): Built during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb, this mosque is one of the largest in the world and is celebrated for its grandeur and architectural beauty.