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Tomb Of Akbar The Great

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Tomb Of Akbar The Great Overview

Ranked 7 of 118 sightseeing in Agra

The tomb of Akbar the Great is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, in Sikandra. The construction of this Mughal architectural masterpiece was started in 1600 by Emperor Akbar himself.

After the death of Akbar in 1605, the tomb was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613. A huge arched gateway that is decorated with calligraphic inscriptions on the white marble, leads to the tomb.

On entering the gate, tourists can see a formal garden, which is built in the charbagh style. In the heart of this garden stands the tomb of Akbar, which is made of red sandstone. This tomb has three-storeyed red sandstone minarets on the four corners of the building, which display inlay work.

The pyramid shaped tomb has an open terrace, which is covered with carved latticework screens. Akbar’s grave lies in the basement and is decorated with paintings in golden, green and blue hues.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan3.6/5

65 reviews

Good place

It is a good place to visit in the afternoon. Capturing it in camera is an option. Can be reached while driving down the city. It is having high heritage value and history.

Akshay

Akshay5.0/5

16 reviews

Tomb of Akbar

A mesmerizing piece of architecture.The complex has 4 gates in 4 directions and the main tomb complex is situated in the centre. The main tomb complex is a five storey building.The surrounding is also nicely maintained.

Mayank P

Mayank P3.6/5

16 reviews

Nice place for enjoying the intricacies of mughal architecture

This is a great place, a fitting structure built as a mausoleum for Akbar owing to his greatness.Go there for looking at the symmetry with which most of the Mughal structures are built, the structure has all the elements for photographers to click beautiful pics. It has all the elements of magnanimity but the parking fee of Rs. 50 looks strange when you compare this with TAJ MAHAL. The place is not crowded at all and you can enjoy its beauty at peace.

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Anurag Krishna

Anurag Krishna5.0/5

9 reviews

Best example of Indo-Islamic architecture

Akbar's Tomb is one of the most neglected monuments of the Agra and people generally don't visit this place. However I particular like this place because of its beautiful architecture which looks more Indian than Islamic. It has very well maintained lawns which are larger than Taj. Inner room where tomb is situated looks very peaceful.

Cyrus Mathew

Cyrus Mathew4.6/5

8 reviews

Perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic and Christian/Gothic architecture

The tomb of Akbar the Great is also known as a "Sikandra". Sikandra is a tomb of The great mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar himself started its construction under his inspection during 1605. Its construction took almost 8 years and completed in 1613. Sikandra is located in the western part of Agra city and a distance of about 10 KM from main city.The gateway reflects a hybrid of 3 different kind of architecture Hindu, Islamic and Christian and of course a patent mixture of Akbar's own style.A broad paved causeway lead to the tomb, which has five storeys and is in the shape of a truncated pyramid. The main tomb has a unique square design which is unparalleled by all other Mughal buildings.Some of its design features are similar to the design of the Taj Mahal built later in Agra.The entrance of the tomb is built in such a way that usual people when enter have to get down in the arch, which lead automatically greet the Akbar who is sleeping under the tomb.On the minarets you can find swastika and flowers which represents Hindu architect, than diamond shaped which represents Islamic architect and cross which represents Christian architecture. Means Akbar is honored in all the religion. The tower is crowned by a pavilion supported by slender pillars. The upper storey contains the marble cenotaph, which is open to sky.

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  • Perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic and Christian/Gothic architecture
  • Perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic and Christian/Gothic architecture

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2939 reviews

Final Resting Place Of The Great Emperor Akbar

Mughal Emperor Babur, founding ruler of Mughal Dynasty in India, the grandson The Great Emperor Akbar, who wrote the new definition of humanity, Sikandra is the final resting place of the great Emperor Akbar, who was born in 1555 and died in 1605, according to the tradition Akbar himself planned his own Tomb, including a suitable site selection. This Mughal Architectural Masterpiece was finally completed by his son Emperor Jahangir in 1613. Though it's construction was started by Emperor Akbar in his lifetime in 1600.The tomb building is a four-tiered pyramid, increase by a marble canopy containing the false tomb. The true tomb, as in other mausoleums, is in the basement. South Gate is the largest one with four marble canopies and Minarets similar to pre date Taj Mahal. The tomb is surrounded by 105 square meter walled enclosure. Deep Red stone, Marble, black slate and decorated calligraphy and geometrically designed panels are used in its construction.

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A S

A S3.6/5

453 reviews

Good & Historic Place

This beautiful monument is situated at Skinadra. Something interesting we got to know about this monument is Akbar himself started the construction of this tomb and later after his death his son Jahangir completed it. It is open throughout the day and is under ASI.

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Tomb of Akbar the Great, Agra
Tomb of Akbar the Great, Agra

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