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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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  • Its Tomb of Akbar. Everyone has heard about the story of Akbar. Its a very large tomb in terms of area. Akbar has made it soo beautiful as per his name and fame.  more »
  • good place for picnic and hangout with friend ..this tomb is for akhbar ..very neat and clean surrounding ..  more »
  • The greatest Emperor of Moghul Era; Akbar rest in this serene and tranquil place, which is named as Sikandara. This site is 10 kms from Agra City. It is believed that Akbar had chosen this place for h...  more »
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  • 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. सिकंदरा में स्थित अकबर का मकबरा, मुगलकालीन स्थापत्य कला का एक नायाब उदाहरण है. इसे देखने के लिए पर्यटकों की काफ़ी भीड़ लगती है. ये मक़बरा आगरा में स्थित है.
  • Love this place...so big Not crowded at all..big grassy fields around it Had a good time... officials have released some deers inside.
  • Great place for a full day picnic. Great piece of Mughal architecture, Akbar's telephone system at the corners and echo sound produced by clapping over the centre stone of every courtyard. Garden is also very beautiful.
  • Great place. world largest tomb area of Akbar. It's design mix up of hindu muslim & Cartesian . You can enjoy numbers of Hiran in the open field
  • Because of beautiful architecture, we cant understant how they built it when there are no resources of transport no machines to cut the pillars.

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