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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  • The one of the many mughal architectural wonders incorporating the various styles Built on a Din-e-ilahi faith the architectural structure incorporates Muslim dome,hindu chatri,rajput chajja, christia...  more »
  • The Akbar as known to be the great king of Mughal dynasty, made this one with good interest and made arrangments to cater for his clan in this tomb with lots of rooms. But as the destiny would have, h...  more »
  • The architecture of the mausoleum is a mixture of Muslim and Hindu style. To consider also the gateway complex, consisting of a huge central arch and panels inlaid with white marble, slate black and colored stones. The garden inside the building is divided into four equal sections, from water channels, which symbolize the four rivers of the garden of Eden and that Muslims identify with the paradise.
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  • Calm and Serene. One thing about this monument is it's on the main road where traffic runs through out the day but as soon as you enter it you'll feel a change of an era. The din transits from honking trucks to chirps of birds. Butterflies welcome you and the trees show you path. You become happy. Happy from within. And you see black bucks and amidst the tomb of Akbar the great. The tomb great in itself. And then you sit in contemplation watching the human and the god made things living together in harmony. Advice- sit there and relax. Best season- Feb
  • A very beautiful and calm place to visit. In fact, it's a very important monument that you can't miss if you are visiting Agra. It's about 30 minutes from Agra on Mathura Road (NH-19). Remember one thing: the caretaker of the tomb inside will tell you that photography is not allowed. It is very much allowed. Just be firm and tell them to show a sign or the rule book. Take as many photos as you want. If you want, you may pay some money on the tomb, which the people there say go to helping poor kids. This is what they say, I'm not sure.
  • India has a lot of places like this so it is very similar, but still amazing to see. It's impressive how they built symmetrical places like this. Don't waste your money on guides and beware of the monkeys that are walking around. They will steal anything you are holding.
  • Sikandra is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals. It is truly befitting his stature. It is nothing like any of the usual Islamic mausoleums, with their central dome structure. Instead, it starts with a gateway which has 4 minarets of its own! It could be an independent monument. The central structure is amazing, and Akbar's crypt is in the basement of the structure which is accessed through a long walkway. The amazing thing is the geometry of the structure. Standing at the centre of the structure next to Akbar's grave, you can see a sliver of light as the walkway rises gently up, and in that light you can see the silhouette of the entrance gate of the monument which is almost 500 meters away. It is a breathtaking experience.
  • I never knew about this tomb until i visited Agra. A historical piece of art. Good for spending a quality time with your family. the surrounding is neat and clean. You see many visitors there. It's good. I like it.

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