Abstract: Apart from the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) at Agra, large number of tombs of Emperor and Noble’s men and women were constructed in the vicinity of Agra. The architectural features of these tombs not only imitate the significant features, but it also reflects the cultural relationship between Iranian and Hindustani art of style.
Every one of the auxiliary designs of the Taj complex is confronted with red sandstone; exceptional highlights, like arches, might be clad in white marble. The lesser known tombs have the form of single-storey regular octagons surrounded either by pillared verandahs or by eight pishtāqs of equal size. Both versions are surmounted by pronounced bulbous domes. A massive version of the subsidiary tombs, showing in each of its eight faces a pishtāqs with a deep arched niche. This form of art appears in the many funereal buildings of the Mughal period.