Location: Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
An elaborate Mughal structure, the Tomb of Akbar in Agra is a popular attraction of the city. The tomb houses the mortal remains of Akbar and its history reveals that he himself planned for his tomb and started its construction that was later completed by his son, Jahangir.
The complex consists of the mausoleum and the giant gateway known as the Buland Darwaza. 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. It is pyramidal and has five storeys.
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.
The Akbar’s Tomb is undoubtedly among the must-see places in Agra.
Timings: Sunrise to sunset (open all days)
Entrance Fee: Rs 5 per head (Indians), Rs 100 (Foreigners)
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