Tomb of Akbar the Great
Tomb of Akbar the Great
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TheWorldNut
Bangalore District, India665 contributions
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Dec 2022 • Couples
Akbar's Tomb, is said to be the second most beautiful building in the area, next to only Taj Mahal and has been the inspiration for Taj Mahal too. The beautiful and ornate building has been said to be looted time and again. One can only imagine the original grandeur. Well maintained by ASI and is a must visit. Not many people come here because it being slightly off the main route, but definitely worth the extra effort. Please do take a guide as the place is full of stories and architectural marvels. The entry fee is 30rs. and takes about an hour to go around the building.
Written 31 December 2022
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emanurag
Bengaluru, India214 contributions
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Apr 2011
if you are visiting Agra from Delhi, then you'll come across this monument first, far before you see Taj Mahal.
Try visiting Taj Mahal first. When you are about to return and have time of about 3-4 hours. Come to this place when the sun is a bit less scorching and sun set is near.
All you'll see is the magnificent Gate to the Tomb and the Fabulous Tomb.
Once you are in the Tomb, silence please. there's nothing else than calligraphy on the walls. I was lucky that when i visited the place, very few people were there, the guides there said that if you call ''Ällah ho akbar", the sound echoes for long.
The park is also an added attraction there, with a lot of flora and fauna, with dear, peacocks and monkeys(keep your edibles safe).
In the evening this thing is closed and the lights are switched on, the real beauty of this place is evident then only.
Written 5 December 2011
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Nikhil C
New Delhi, India744 contributions
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Feb 2011
I could have never believed in the magnificence of it if somebody would have narrated to me about this stunning tomb. Just as I arrived outside the Tomb of Akbar, I could anticipate the treat which I was going to get. The structure is sublime. It’s really difficult to describe in word the feeling that you get with just one look at this resplendent tomb. It is unarguably a fitting tribute to the greatest Mughal emperor.

Construction of this tomb was started by the Mughal Emperor Akbar himself and was finished by his son Jahangir. A trip to Sikandra will not take much of your time and if you even have 1-2 hours after visiting Taj Mahal in Agra - as most people do - you should visit this spectacular sight. The entrance gate of the site is more or less an endeavor to replicate the Buland Darwaza, which was constructed at Fatehpur Sikri under Akbar's reign. You must not forget to carry a camera as the site will let you click some stunning photographs. The entrance gate with 4 minarets atop the chhatris is an awe inspiring site. The feeling that you get when you stand close to the facade and look up is simply amazing.

As you step inside you see the central focus in the distance straight ahead which happens to be the tomb where the Emperor is buried. A broad paved causeway leads to the tomb, which has five storeys and is in the shape of a truncated pyramid. Akbar's vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb is set amidst a lush garden. To your right and left are lush Mughal garden full of Antelopes, grazing in serenity without any care of the crowd. It’s a beautiful sight where wildlife coexists with cultural heritage.

The tomb itself is artistically constructed. There are intricate calligraphy and carvings which are a sight to behold. The upper ceiling is somewhat degraded but still looks charming. The place where the tomb is located is a bit dark as only the natural light is allowed which comes from 4 jharokhas atop and the acoustics inside is also worth mentioning. Anything you say is amplified considerably. The real tomb is located just below the replica tomb as per the tradition and you have to take a dark alleyway to visit it.
It was a most gratifying trip and I did enjoy it thoroughly and I would definitely recommend Sikandra to those who love history, architecture and heritage. The cultural value this tomb possess is something to be treasured and definitely worth observing.
Written 16 February 2011
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hassuna
houston27 contributions
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The actual tomb is down a narrow, dark, decending stone hallway.

It looked like a gay male cruising gauntlet, but they were unsolicited tour guides and were very agressive about wanting donations for the tomb and to be your guide for the complex.

I felt trapped and left very fast while an exit was still possible.

Told the ticket person at the front of the complex. His response was "How did I expect the people to earn a living ?"

Go in a group or avoid altogether.
Written 24 February 2009
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MLMD
Washington DC, DC23 contributions
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This place is a surprising gem! The tomb itself is nice, but nothing compared to the wildlife in the park around the tomb. There are monkeys everywhere and also some herds of antelope or deer (not sure what it was). We came here at the end of a very long trip and since I thought it was just another tomb my husband and I did not bother to pay the extra fee to bring in our camera or videocamera. Boy was that a BIG MISTAKE!!! We missed the photo shot of a lifetime when a monkey came right over to me and sat down mere inches away from where I was sitting. The monkeys are very docile, unless you have food with you. DO NOT BRING ANY FOOD AT ALL INTO THE PARK!!! There are signs outside that tell you this, but I did not realize why until a man and his child walked in with a little juice box. Immediately two monkeys ran over trying to climb up the man and grab the box. The man had to throw the juice box on the ground and run. One of the monkeys quickly grabbed it and sat there drinking the juice from the straw. Anyways, you're perfectly fine unless you have food. If you have food you WILL get attacked. Even if it's in a bag.
Anyways, don't miss this site and be sure to bring your cameras!!!
Written 9 August 2007
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Greg M
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
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You pass by Akbar's Tomb on the way in or back to Dehli from Agra.
If you have a spare hour heading back to Dehli, it's well worth stop.
Certainly not at the same level of magnificence as the Taj, it is still a quite dramatic building to see. And it's a bit quieter than a busy day at the Taj, making it a relaxing moment in the late afternoon.

If you have kids, then they'll love it mainly for the Monkeys that run all over the place. They will probably be the focus of most of your photos.
There is also a good deal of parkland with deer roaming about.
Written 20 June 2006
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Vamsi N
Bengaluru, India195 contributions
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Aug 2011
Agra is normally associated with Taj Mahal and then as a side dish people add in Agra Fort. Unfortunately, thats how it is projected as well, by the residents, by travellers, by the tourism industry. So everyone plans for a quick day trip or a single night stay over trip before heading to Jaipur or Delhi. And that's where Akbar's tomb is given a miss.

Its sad indeed. The place is no less beautiful and above all the place belongs to the most powerful emperor of the Mughals, Akbar, the man who established the mughal authority in India. One visits Taj Mahal for the Architectural wonder it is or the love story it was made for but other than that Shah Jahan or Mumtaj Mahal dont warrant a visit their tombs. But when i visited Sikandra, and was standing at the tomb, i felt in awe of the man who was lying there. Here lays the man who ruled without any religious bias, which none of the mughal or muslim emperors did. Here was the man who won back his lost kingdom at the age of 14 and ruled for 50 years commanding respect from all his subjects. Here was the man who could neither read nor write but had the vision that many of learned emperors, after him or before him, ever had. The silence and the expanse of the complex was so befitting the Great Mughal. There aren't many people around unlike the taj. As I walked from the main entrance towards the tomb, I felt as if the emperor commanded me to present myself and there he was waiting for me. The paintings and carvings on the red sandstone are so beautiful and are still bright and glowing. The flora and fauna around the monument take you into some other world. Just a tomb, but we ended up spending an hour at the place admiring the surroundings. Everything is simple about the monument when compared to the Taj Mahal but the aura of the man is worth a visit. This may be one of the few monuments in the world where one visits for the person and not for the monument.

My suggestion is that one reads some literature on Akbar before actually visiting the place. The importance of the place and the man for which it was built becomes manifold and then the place can be thoroughly relished. Actually, this holds good for any place of religious or historical importance.

Dont give this place a miss. It is located on the way to Delhi from Agra.
Written 2 September 2011
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shishir a
mathura4 contributions
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place is akbars tomb started by akbar and completed by humayun. u can admire the architecture, the nakkashi on the window panels, the acoustics of the burial chamber, the vast gardens with deer roaming around, the handicraft items available at vendors. best was getting a wildlife retreat with a little of historical interest while enjoying a picnic with your family. you can touch the deer and get photos with them and also with the languors. carry a nice camera with you. it can be finished in a short visist of 2-3 hours as it is easily accessible and doesn't take much of your time.
Written 25 November 2010
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S. Singh
India5,925 contributions
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Mar 2018 • Family
Akbar Tomb in Sikandra

An elaborate Mughal structure, the Tomb of Akbar in Sikandra near Agra.

Tickets – Applicable for Children, Adults , Foreigner , SARRC Foreigner
Camera – Tickets Applicable

Must Have – Sun Glass, Water Bottles , Comfortable Shoes, Hat/ Caps , Extra
PolyBag for garbage, empty bottles, empty food packets

The Tomb, Akbar’s tomb is the resting place of Akbar, Mughal Emperor, The complex consists of the mausoleum and the giant gateway , 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.

The tomb has four gates and the south gate is the largest one with minarets on top like the ones in Taj Mahal. A wall covers the tomb. The building is a four-leveled pyramid with marble pavilion. The false tomb is found in the ground floor while the real tomb is located in the basement

If you get Fine and proper Guide Then you have know lot`s of historical and intresting fact about this place

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
Written 26 February 2019
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Sudhakar7
Ghaziabad, India200 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Family
one of the master piece work of architecture, with full of presentation work and surrounding gardens with animals like Black dear, peacocks, etc.. felling fresh and calm after visit there ..

Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. After his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613. Akbar was one of the greatest emperors of his time.
Written 24 December 2015
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