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Tomb of Akbar the Great, Uttar Pradesh
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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. Plan to visit Tomb of Akbar the Great and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Agra attractions using our Agra travel itinerary maker.
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  • So fascinating to see the history unfold that led up to the building of the Taj Mahal and after. If you are in Agra this is a must see. No one haggled us to be our "guide" 
  • We had planned a night halt in Agra while coming back from Jaipur by road. We reached Agra by around 1.00 pm and post lunch decided to visit Sikandara complex. While searching through photo archives o...  more »
  • Nice subdued construction work. Also worth a visit. Not yet discovered by mass tourism, therefore also a very pleasant place to visit.
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  • Hi visitors.... Now at this time you are seeing one of those places which makes the India Great and contributing its own beauty in the beauty of India. It is the best choice for my traveling. Akbar's Tomb is an important Mughal Architectural Masterpiece. It construction, planning and suitable place commenced by Akbar, who is the third Mughal Emperor. In a way of my experience, In construction of this tomb mainly Red Sandstone and White Marble were used, such as anyone can see this. The Tomb building is is a four tired pyramid. Surmounted by a marble pavilion containing the false tomb. The true tomb, as in other mausoleums, is in the basement. So dear, come at this place and see the beauty of India.
  • Akbar was one of the greatest emperors in the history of India. He is resting here. However, during the reign of His Great-Grandson, the last great emperor Aurangzeb, the rebellious Jats under the leadership of Raja Ram Jat, ransacked the intricate tomb, plundered and looted all the beautiful gold, jewels, silver and carpets, whilst destroying other things. He even, in order to avenge his father's death, plundered Akbar's tomb, looted it and dragged Akbar's bones and burned them in retaliation. The Tomb suffered a lot, until extensive repair was carried out by the British under Lord Curzon. This place seems blessed. Various kinds of cute birds such as : parrots, pigeons, dove, heron, peacock, beautiful chipmunks, stunning deer are roaming here as if they are guarding the Great Emperor. This is the one tomb where you can reach to the Emperor. In case of other mausoleum of Mughals, you are allowed to see the cenotaph only. General people are not allowed to the original tomb. It is near to Agra. Being a fan of Mughals, I feel myself accomplished to meet him here. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar rest is peace here.
  • Akbar's tomb is a unique structure is the tomb of the Mughal emperor, Akbar and an example of Mughal architectural masterpiece. It was built in 1605–1613 and is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, near Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The wonder is the symmetric structure of the entrance.
  • Must visit place if you are in Agra. Very peaceful. Not many tourist come here, so kind of quiet usually. You can spend hours in the wilderness.
  • Known to be the final resting place of the Great Mughal emperor Akbar was constructed during 1605 and was completed in 1613. The construction was started by Akbar himself and was finished by his son Jahangir who succeeded him as the Mughal Emperor. The design is very much similar to the Buland Darwaza, which is the main entrance of Fatehpur Sikri.