Tomb Of Mariam ZamaniCurrently Closed
- Address: Mathura Delhi Highway, Near Delhi Highway, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India
- Timings: 06:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 200 INR
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Tomb
Mariam-uz-Zamani, today also known as Jodha Bai, was the Hindu consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and a Rajput Princess of Jaipur. This tomb was built by her son Jahangir. First constructed as a pleasure garden in 1495, it was converted into a tomb in 1532. Of all of Akbar's wives, her tomb is nearest to him. On the ground floor there are forty chambers and the cenotaph of Mariam. The beautiful building is carved from red sandstone. The architecture is greatly appreciated for its combination of Hindu and Muslim styles. The tomb is set inside of a serene garden complex.
- Given ticket rates are for visitors from outside India and non-SAARC, non-BIMSTEC countries.
- Ticket rates for Indians, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Thailand and Myanmar: INR 15
- Tickets for other countries: 200 INR
- Free for children below 15 years.
- Open from Sunrise to Sunset.
- By Car
- Take an auto rickshaw or tonga.
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8.8% of people who visit Agra include Tomb Of Mariam Zamani in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
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People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tomb Of Mariam Zamani
93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tomb Of Mariam Zamani
Very calm place, very nice greenery all around. Take water bottle with yourself because there is no shop for anything. An ideal place for couple.
The structure was originally an open baradari (pleasure pavilion) under Sikander Lodi, who built it in 1495 AD. It was adopted by the Mughals in 1623 AD and was converted into a tomb by making a crypt below the central compartment and remodelling it substantially. The mausoleum contains three tombstones: one in the underground mortuary chamber, which is the grave itself; the cenotaph above it; and another cenotaph on the terrace. The ground floor consists of some forty chambers built by Sikander Lodi, which bears faint traces of paintings on plastered walls. The centre of the ground floor houses the cenotaph of Mariam. This square tomb stands in the centre of the Mughal garden. It is built on a raised platform with stairs on its northern and southern sides. The two corridors running from east to west and from north to south divide the structure into nine sections that are further subdivided into smaller compartments. The largest one is at the centre, four smaller square ones at the corners and four oblong ones in their middle. Massive piers have been used to support the broad arches and vaulted ceilings. The tomb is built of brick and mortar, and finished with stucco. The facades (exterior) of the building were reconstructed with red sandstone panels and a chhajja with the addition of duchhati (mezzanine floors) at the corners by the Mughals. On each facade there is a rectangular structure which projects forward and has a pointy arch in it. It is flanked on either sides by wings, which consists of three arches and a set of double arches, one over the other, thus accommodating a duchhatti at each corner of the building. The wings are protected by chhajjas. The duchhatti are accessible by stairways. The tomb also contains the work of the Mughals, who remodelled them by adding chhatris and chhaparkhats. The tomb has four massive octagonal chhatris on its four corners, and four oblong chhaparkhats in the centre of the four sides. Each chhatri is made out of red sandstone with a white dome and stands on a square platform. The domes are crowned with an inverted lotus or 'padma kosha'. Brackets have been used to support the internal lintels and external chhajja, five on each pillar, making a total of 40 brackets in one chhatri. Each chhaparkhat is rectangular and has eight pillars with a similar cluster of brackets and a white roof. These chhatris and chhaparkhats are the most important ornament of the whole composition. The rectangular chhaparkhats with eight pillars and a cluster of brackets resemble the corner cupolas.The tomb doesn't have a dome. The mausoleum is of architectural importance in the category of Mughal tombs without a dome.
Its a great weekend picnic spot for families with serene beauty of flora and fauna. Best time to go in monsoon.
It's a fine place. Just to spend some time with your loved ones. It is pretty well maintained. Nice Job!!
Good for early morning joggs. Not a place to visit with family.