Tomb of Akbar the Great, Uttar Pradesh

Witness the architectural masterpiece of Tomb of Akbar the Great, which the great Mughal architect made for himself with the help of his son. Historical turbulence plagued the region during and after the red mausoleum's construction, and Jats once plundered the intricate tomb, taking with them precious metals, jewels, and carpets. Upon your entrance through the gate, notice the high walls enclosing the lush garden and how the palace strategically occupies the middle. Observe the three-storey tomb with pyramid-like features and four white minarets standing at each corner. Note that foreign and domestic visitors do not pay the same entrance fee. See Tomb of Akbar the Great and all Agra has to offer by arranging your trip with our Agra driving holiday planning website .
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  • Beautiful park surrounds the Tomb, square shape. Go to the Tomb, where it can only be through the southern gate. The mausoleum is in the shape of a pyramid with five tiers. In the Centre of the Tomb stands a coffin painted with patterns and Arabic script. Cost of attendance 200 rupees. At the entrance to the Tomb sitting hustlers taking bribe for protection of abandoned shoes.
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  • If like me you like out of beaten and go there where the majority of tourists does not, you will appreciate this very quiet place. Of course, many people visit, but these are mainly Indians. The mausoleum is beautiful, its architecture is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal, with its 4 corner towers. What is more, it is surrounded by a nice Park where it is pleasant to walk.
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  • This tomb is not on the itinerary for many visiting Agra but it should be. The fusion of Muslim, Hindu and Christian symbolism is almost unique. The tomb itself has a peaceful feeling and great acoust...  more »
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  • Must visit for those who would like to pay tribute to Akbar the Great, an empire builder and a visionary of that age who stood for peaceful coexistence when no one knew the word "secularism". Serene place with beautiful lawns where one can see deer and singing birds. The place is not too crowded as it is a little outside the city and it is a pleasure to visit for people of all age groups.
  • Amazing architecture with a lot of history. Ideal place to visit in a cool afternoon. I'd recommend a guide, look for govt. approved ones and prevent being nabbed by local guides who charge exorbitantly and tell you half the story.
  • Antelopes graze in the lush pastures as you enter which was a pleasant surprise. I was blown away by the lavishness and ornate stonework, different coloured marbles and patterns. The tombs itself when you enter has the most amazing roof I've ever seen full of colour and representations like the tree of life. This is one place that is great for kids, families, tourists, anyone that wishes to visit. A true gem of India.
  • The place looks not so decent. Not very well maintained. But the wildlife is refreshing. As this was the start of rains, could see lots of peacocks in full throttle. Deers and antelopes are a common sighting. The tomb in itself looks quite dull and water seepage is all over the place. Stroll through the compound is quite tiring and there's nothing much to see. I had heard monkeys are common here, but surprisingly didn't see a single one.
  • It's clean. Parking is good. To enter in garden is prohibited which is common. Atmosphere is good. You can see animals here like deers, monkeys and peacocks. A lot of corners and walls for couples. ✌
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