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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  • The Tomb is planned in the centre of a vast garden enclosed by high walls on all sides, with a monumental, building in the middle of each one; that on the south side being the gateway. The garden is divided into four equal quarters, on the char-bagh plan, each quarter separated by a high terrace or causeway of stone masonry of 75 feet width with a small water channel running in its centre and raised walkways on the sides. They are distinctly raised from the garden, from which they are approached by staircases with cascades and lily ponds. There are no cypress avenues or flower beds rising above the channels on the causeways......
  • I like this place because.. I like the scenes specially garden, greenery all around, animals, and special thing is the monument.. When we see the walls very closely, then we realize that how much work hard... workers did to make every corner, every walls.... This akbar tomb is a great example of art.. That's why I love it...
  • This is a great place for some historical experiences. The place also have a small garden with deer. The most amazing thing is ancient scientific work.....the telephone, and echo room
  • A lush green monument. The monument opens up with an elaborately hand crafted grand entrance door. The mausoleum is situated well within the compound and is beautiful because of its simplicity. The compound also boasts of the beautiful wild deers in the compound that roam freely in the gardens.
  • One of the beautiful and peaceful place. This place has tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar with Garden and beautiful ornamental building structure. Lots of place for parking is available in here. In adjacent garden, you can see deer and peacock. Not only that, if you are bird lover, then you can see lots of other birds like parrots, pigeons etc. You can enjoy the view of lawn but walking into the vast lawn and disturbing the animals and birds is strictly prohibited. A separate place for gents and ladies toilet and drinking water is also available. All buildings are huge and fulfilled with ornamental works of Mughal period. You can sit in here peacefully.
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