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About Sikandara- Akbar's Tomb

The Sikandara- Akbar's Tomb is a mausoleum of the third Mughal Emporer, Akbar that was commissioned and constructed by Akbar during his lifetime and was later completed by son Jahangir. 8 kilometers away from the main Agra city, the tomb is an important heritage site and is located exactly 1 km from wife Mariam's Tomb. The tomb was constructed using red sandstone with the upper portion completed in marble. Four gateways that lead to the tomb reflect a unique hybrid of different styles of architecture - Hindu, Muslim, Christian and a patent mixture of Akbar's typical style. The main tomb has a different square design. The geometrical designs were achieved by the mosaics of glazed tiles or colored stones. Later, Emperor Jahangir inlaid semi-precious stones into a hollowed depression in the white marble slab. Also, Akbar's daughters Shakrul Nisha Begum and Aram Bano are also buried on the same floor. The place is most visited in winters along with the tomb of Akbar's wife and Jahangir's mother, Mariam.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 20 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 210 SAARC and BIMSTEC Citizens : INR 20
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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