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Visit Akbar's Mausoleum

Located on the outskirts of the Agra city, this tomb is also known as Sikandara Fort. Its architecture...

Located on the outskirts of the Agra city, this tomb is also known as Sikandara Fort. Its architecture is a beautiful blend of Muslim and Rajput designs. The magnificent entrance, excellent jali work and the Charbagh garden layout are representative of Mughal influence. The use of chattris (small domed canopies, supported by pillars) and tiers of airy pavilions reflect influences of Rajput style.

Before his death in 1605, the Emperor Akbar started designing his own tomb as it was customary in those days. It was later completed by his son Jahangir in 1613 CE. Entrance inside the mausoleum is via an elegant southern gateway, which will first lead you into the enclosed beautiful gardens. This gateway is decorated with geometrical and floral patterns. The Charbagh garden will lead you to the pyramidal structure of Akbar’s tomb. If you are a history lover and have special interest in knowing about Mughal culture then you must visit this monument.

Visiting Time: Sunrise to Sunset

Open all days.

Timing

Sunrise to Sunset Open all days.

PREFFERED BY

History enthusiasts, Photography Lovers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

15 per person for Indians 110 per person for foreigners

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Taj Mahal
  • Altitude

    171 m
  • STD Code

    0562
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    Agra/282xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    None