Tomb of Akbar the Great, Agra

Everyday except holidays
Akbar Tomb Sikandra
20 onwards

About

On the outskirts of Agra, in Sikandra, lies the tomb of Emperor Akbar – one of the greatest kings of the Mughal Dynasty. His remains rest in the truncated pyramid-shaped mausoleum, which is a five-storey building resting on a high stone platform. Before his death in 1605, Akbar started building the magnificent edifice at Sikandra which was later completed by his son, Jahangir. The tomb has Mughal elements like red sandstone and marble with inlay works and geometric patterns, that combines both Akbar and Jahangir's style. The tomb, as it stands today, is in a large walled garden on the Delhi-Agra road.

Things to see

  • Charbagh (four gardens)
  • The Kanch Mahal
  • Lodhi Tomb
  • Tomb of Aram Banu and Shukru-n-Nisa (daughters of Akbar)
  • Tomb of Zaib-un-Nisa (daughter of Aurangzeb)
  • Tomb of Sulaiman Shikoh (son of Shah Alam)
  • Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani Begam (wife of Akbar)

How to get there?

  • Nearest Airport: IGI Airport Delhi IGI Airport Delhi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort, Agra Cantt
  • Nearest Bus Station: Central Bus Station Agra

Venue

Akbar Tomb Sikandra

Tomb of Akbar the Great, Agra, Sikandra, Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282007

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