Tomb Of Akbar The Great

Tomb Of Akbar The Great Travel Map

The tomb of Akbar the Great is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, in Sikandra. The construction of this Mughal architectural masterpiece was started in 1600 by Emperor Akbar himself.After the death of Akbar in 1605, the tomb was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613. A huge arched gateway that is decorated with calligraphic inscriptions on the white marble, leads to the tomb.On entering the gate, tourists can see a formal garden, which is built in the charbagh style. In the heart of this garden stands the tomb of Akbar, which is made of red sandstone. This tomb has three-storeyed red sandstone minarets on the four corners of the building, which display inlay work.The pyramid shaped tomb has an open terrace, which is covered with carved latticework screens. Akbar's grave lies in the basement and is decorated with paintings in golden, green and blue hues.

Other Places To Visit In Agra
Taj Mahal
Agra Red Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Buland Darwaza
St Johns Church
Humayun's Mosque

Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India

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