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 Uttar Pradesh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Uttar Pradesh driving holiday planning website .
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  • On our way from Delhi to Agra we visited shortly before Agra still the mausoleum of Akbar the great. Also it was quite worthwhile, the beautiful symmetry and well-maintained Park of system with a whole pack of Blackbuck living wild in some areas in India. As also in other mausoleums, you must take off your shoes before its entering or accept the plastic cover for a small fee. The beauty of the mosaics paid a little effort! We can recommend it!
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  • If you grew up hearing Akbar Birbar stories and read about Mughal history you'll hear about Akbar a lot. So I really enjoyed seeing this place. It has beautiful surroundings.  more »
  • Reading the history of the Mughal dynasty and particularly of Emperor Akbar understand much of modern India and in my opinion would be to much teaching even today ... Akbar was able to settle religious conflicts giving dignity to all the Indian people and building a unit of people hardly conceivable given the diversity and the existing disparities. He then allowed the luxury to build this beautiful tomb ...
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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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