Agra is full of old monuments dating back to the time of the Mughal dynasty. Everyone knows about the Taj Mahal, but there are several other structures worth recognition.
One such example is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Not far from the Taj Mahal, this Mughal structure is often regarded as the rough draft of the Taj Mahal. It features some very intricate inlay work, not worthy of being called a ‘rough draft’. Also, unlike many of the carvings at the Taj Mahal, most of them at this Tomb are still intact. This is largely down to the relative lack of popularity of this Tomb compared to the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal receives millions of visitors every year, so it is naturally more susceptible to damage. This Tomb however, passes under the radar of most tourists, so the burden on it is less.