Akbar's Tomb

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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,670 contributions
Aug 2019
Even for a traveler who has already seen the Agra wonders, the visit to this tomb preserves a special interest, artistic and historical together.
Artistic interest, because in any case the architectural and decorative solutions of this monument appear something different from those that the traveler has already seen or will see in Agra and its surroundings. When I was in Sikandra, I had already visited the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in the previous days, but I had not seen anything like the "Sancta Sanctorum" of Akbar's burial chamber, secluded and disturbing as a tomb of ancient Egypt.
Even the carvings in stone, both on the external and internal walls, and on the ceilings, are of uncommon beauty. And above all, the overall architectural volumetry of the tomb of other buildings and of garedens deserves attention, because it features all the magnificence of the great Mughal architecture.
From a historical point of view, this is the tomb of the greatest among the Mughal emperors, who decidedly expanded and consolidated the dynasty domains in India, reorganized the state, carried out a policy of wide inclusion towards non-Muslims (the majority of his subjects).
This place has therefore also a great symbolic value.
Written December 3, 2019
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dinesh kuntal
Mathura, India48 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
in last week I visit Akbar tomb in Sikandra Agra he is so beautiful in this Akbar Toms many types of spaces are left in this Akbar tomb chingaara monkeys and many types of parrots are left this is so beautiful place I enjoy lots of fun
Written March 24, 2019
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S. Singh
India5,370 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Akbar Tomb in Sikandra

An elaborate Mughal structure, the Tomb of Akbar in Sikandra near Agra.

Tickets – Applicable for Children, Adults , Foreigner , SARRC Foreigner
Camera – Tickets Applicable

Must Have – Sun Glass, Water Bottles , Comfortable Shoes, Hat/ Caps , Extra
PolyBag for garbage, empty bottles, empty food packets

The Tomb, Akbar’s tomb is the resting place of Akbar, Mughal Emperor, The complex consists of the mausoleum and the giant gateway , With an huge arc-way and four marble minarets, the gateway is grand and impressive. The main tomb is crafted out of red sandstone and marble, beautifully carved and designed.

The tomb has four gates and the south gate is the largest one with minarets on top like the ones in Taj Mahal. A wall covers the tomb. The building is a four-leveled pyramid with marble pavilion. The false tomb is found in the ground floor while the real tomb is located in the basement

If you get Fine and proper Guide Then you have know lot`s of historical and intresting fact about this place

Around it is a well-maintained garden where you would also find many monkeys, peacocks dancing around and even deers!

Towards the south east side of the Akbar’s Tomb is the Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors. It was built by Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan
Written March 1, 2019
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Sandeep M
Noida, India55 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This is the place where Akbar was buried along with his first wife.
After vising this you can understand that many tajmahal architect was copied from this place.
In all the outside open rooms, if you clap standing in the middle of the room then you can only hear the vibration others cannot. This is a interesting feature.
Take a guide who can explain it better.
This is a must visit site if you are in Agra. From Agra this is 40km away.
Written December 30, 2018
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Jason H
Wimborne Minster, UK70 contributions
Mar 2018
Akbar's tomb is one of the jewels of architecture in Agra that you really should try to visit. Akbar himself was the most famous and enlightened of the Mughal Emperors (the builder of Fatepur Sikri and many other monuments). The tomb itself inside the grand mausoleum is very simple and atmospheric, while the gardens within the walls of the tomb are very well kept and are filled with antelope and peacocks. The calligraphy around the main entrance is unusual in that it has been signed by it's creator.
Written October 18, 2018
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pandeyr782
Varanasi, India8 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Situated at sikandra near Agra on mathura road....the tomb itself surrounded by a walle enclosure 105 m square...
....nice place to visit ...plz...go nd enjoy...there..
Written June 30, 2018
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Rachel L
6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This has been my favourite place so far in India. I haven’t heard of this but as we had a driver from New Delhi to Agra we decided to visit. The grounds are well kept and the buildings were were stunning.
Written March 30, 2018
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Thomas D
Karlsruhe, Germany155 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Akbar's mausoleum is a impressive building within a wonderful courtyard with many blackbucks and other antelopes/deers. Already the gateway is stunning. I loved the calm atmosphere there as this place is less crowed than other touristical highlights in Agra.
Written February 25, 2018
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Faridabad, India3,233 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Me and my friend from UK visited this place early in the day and found it a real peaceful place. Found deer roaming freely in the grounds and good maintained parks were really wonderful.
Written January 31, 2018
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vidhis20
Mumbai, India214 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
The tomb is located in Sikandra which is outside the city of Agra. The monument is set within lawns that are home to deer, peacocks and other wildlife. The experience of walking around the tomb, mosque and the lawns is serene and calming. There was not much of a crowd when we went which allowed for a pleasant tour of the place.
Written January 30, 2018
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