Tomb of Akbar the Great,Agra,(India)
The tomb of Akbar the Great, located in Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, which was built between 1605-1613. Akbar himself commenced the construction of this tomb, according to Tartary tradition, which stated to commence the construction of one’s tomb during one’s lifetime. The South gate of this tomb is the largest with four white marble chhatri-topped minarets, similar to those of the Taj Mahal. The buildings are constructed mainly from deep red sandstone. An inscription on the mausoleum reads: ‘These are the Gardens of Eden: enter them to dwell eternally.’ This historical monument’s beauty cannot be justified in words and one has to visit this place to actually witness it. Agra experiences an extreme type of climate and is not a preferred destination during the summer season. The best when you can explore the beauty of Akbar's Tomb in a comfortable and pleasant environment is from October until the end of February.
Preferred By History enthusiasts, Photography Lovers, Time spent of visit duration:1to2 hours, ADDRESS-Tomb Of Akbar The Great, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Open and Closing Time
Tomb of Akbar the Great is open for visiting from 6.00 AM in the morning to 6.00 PM in the evening.
Entry Fee: Indian National: Rs. 15/- Foreign Visitor: Rs. 110/-
Near By Attraction
Taj Mahal Mehtab Bagh Ram Bagh Garden
A distance between Tomb Of Akbar The Great and Agra Cantt Railway Station is 303.2 miles or 263.5 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about the Tomb of Akbar the Great
Akbar's Tomb is built in the locality of Sikandra, which is a suburb of Agra, and was established by Akbar himself in the year in the early 17th century. However, it was completed by his son after his death in the year 1613. Today, Akbar's Tomb is one of the most significant masterpieces of Mughal architecture. The tomb is situated in Sikandra, the outskirts of Agra and spreads over an area of 119 acres. The main tomb is surrounded by a beautiful garden that was designed by Akbar himself, in fact, Akbar was infamous as the king who was fond of gardens. His wife's (Mariam-uz-Zamani Begam) tomb is also located in Sikandra about a kilometer away from Akbar's Tomb. The Tomb of Akbar the Great is typical of Persian architecture with geometric patterns and relatively few floral designs. The best feature of the Tomb is the gateway which features more than 20 panels inlaid with intricate geometric patterning. The tomb that you will see in the chamber is a replica tomb; the original tomb is buried underground and can only be accessed by family members.