Tomb Of Akbar The Great

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  • Address: Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +11-5622641230
  • Ticket Price: 110 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Tomb, Heritage Building

The Tomb of the Greatest of the Mughal Emperors- Akbar is a very grand Mughal structure, which was built in Sikandra. Akbar himself had started the construction, and it was completed by his son Jehangir. The Southern Entrance to the Tomb is the largest gate, adorned by four decorated minarets, which are built of marble. The tomb has four storeys, with a marble floored courtyard on top which bears the model tomb of the memorial. This structure looks like a pyramid, with the three lower storeys built of red sandstone. The actual tomb lies below this place. The storeys are geometrically square, with small projections on the sides having marble roofs.

The main central courtyard is surrounded by arched structures, and a square structure is situated at the centre, which bears the cenotaph in a white marble. The main build of the Tomb is of dark red sandstone, which has decorations of black slate as well as white marble inscribed or embedded within it. The engraved panel in the walls exhibit decorations mainly in Quran calligraphy and floral designing patterns. Undoubtedly, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture in India and certainly worth a visit.

  • The design and structural patterns and components used in the build of Akbar’s Tomb have been used later in the construction of Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb.
  • The best past of Akbar’s Tomb lies in the finery of the marble usage in the engravings of the red sandstone walls.

  • Given prices are for Foreigners.
  • Foreigner entry fees: 110 INR
  • Indian entry fee: 10 INR
  • Children below 15 years: Free

  •  Tomb is open from sunrise to sunset, Monday – Sunday.

  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great Address: Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India
  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great Contact Number: +11-5622641230
  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great Price: 110 INR
  • Best time to visit Tomb Of Akbar The Great(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tomb Of Akbar The Great: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 53.04% of people who visit Agra include Tomb Of Akbar The Great in their plan

  • 33.85% of people start their Tomb Of Akbar The Great visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Tomb Of Akbar The Great

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tomb Of Akbar The Great

People normally club together Itmad-ud-daulah and Jama Masjid while planning their visit to Tomb Of Akbar The Great.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is a breathtaking sight that should not be overlooked. Not only are the monuments themselves fascinating, but the grounds are well-kept, gorgeously green and lush. There are some pan-handlers/hawkers on-sight, but they weren't too pushy. You could see this sight in about an hour if you'd like, but more time could be spent there comfortably thanks to some shaded benches and the wonderful scenery.

  • Cool and calm place. Worth a visit. This place is located on the main road and have ample parking space. There are several ticket booking counters here, so despite of crowd you will not spend much time waiting in a queue. Water bottles and street foods are available while entering the premise. Try avoiding this place during summers. Best months would be November to February. Local guides are also available here at reasonable price, they can provide you detailed history in case if you are interested to know about the place.

  • The tomb of Akbar the Great, located in Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, which was built between 1605-1613. Akbar himself commenced the construction of this tomb, according to Tartary tradition, which stated to commence the construction of one’s tomb during one’s lifetime. The South gate of this tomb is the largest with four white marble chhatri-topped minarets, similar to those of the Taj Mahal. The buildings are constructed mainly from deep red sandstone. On 3 October 1605, Akbar fell ill with an attack of #dysentery , from which he never recovered. He is believed to have died on or about 27 October 1605, after which his body was buried at a mausoleum in Sikandra, Agra. Seventy-six years later, in 1691, a group of austere rebels known as the Jats, rebelling against the Mughal Empire robbed the gold, silver and fine carpets within the tomb, desecrated Akbar's mausoleum. This plunder and loot didn't stop at just gold and jewels. in order to avenge his father 's death, plundered Akbar's tomb , looted it and dragged Akbar's bones and burned them. He was later sentenced to death by Aurangzeb मुगल शासकों में सबसे प्रसिद्ध रहे मुगल बादशाह अकबर का मकबरा, सिंकदरा श्रेत्र में स्थित है। चकौर आकार का बना यह मकबरा स्वयं अकबर द्वारा निर्मित है हालांकि अकबर अपने जीवन काल के दौरान इसे पूरा नहीं करा पाए थे। जिसके बाद अकबर के बेटे जहांगीर द्वारा इसे पूरा किया गया था। बतातें चलें कि मकबरे का निर्माण कार्य सन 1605 से शुरू किया गया था। लेकिन अकबर की मृत्यु के बाद बेटे जाहांगीर द्वारा इसे 1613 में पूरा किया गया। इस मकबरे को बनाने में करीब 8 साल लगे थे। परिसर में स्थित बाकी कक्षों में अकबर की पुत्रियों शुक्र-उन-निसा और आराम बानू, औरंगजेब की पुत्री ज़ेब-उन-निसा और शाह आलम के पुत्र सुलैमान शेख के कब्रे स्थित है। ‘बादशाह औरंगजेब जब दक्षिण में मराठा युद्ध में सलंग्न था -मथुरा क्षेत्र के उपद्रवी ने सम्राट अकबर का मकबरा तोड़ डाला | उसकी कब्र खोदकर उसके अवशेष अग्नि में जला डाले !

  • A well maintained monument set in a picturesque location. As the name suggests, it serves as the final resting grounds for the third and probably the most popular Mughal emperor of India. It is very beautiful, you might even spot some deers in the surrounding grasslands. The architecture and design of the bygone era is amazing. Many smart and wonderful surprises await you which is a resultant of basic science Integrated with Architecture. Although it might look plain right now, but this was another of the most bejeweled buildings constructed during that era and is a must see place if you are on a sight seeing spree in Agra.

  • The architecture of the whole space from the entrance to the actual Tomb is just marvellous! Other than the architecture the surrounding has gardens which house peacocks and deers. The level of the details of the building is great. Overall it was an amazing experience.

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