Tomb of Akbar the Great in Sikandra near Agra

Tomb of Akbar the great is situated on main Agra-Delhi Highway and 18 km away from Taj Mahal in Sikandra a suburb of Agra. The third mughal emperor Akbar himself commenced the construction of this tomb. A must visit place in Agra, where The Great Akbar, rest in peace. His son Jehangir completed the monument after Akbar’s death. The buildings are constructed mainly from deep red sandstone. The Akbar’s Tomb is an important mughal architecture built-in 1605–1613. The total area spent by this monument is 119 acres.

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Fact about The Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra

Address: Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Location: 18 km From The Taj Mahal Agra
Phone Number: +91-562-2227261
Main Attraction: Entrance Gate
Architecture: Hindu Rajputana style and gothic with mughal
Built In: 1605 to 1613
Built By: Akbar and Jehangir
Area Spread: 119 acres
Other Attractions: Deer park which has more than 200 deer to see
Nearest Railway Station: Agra Cantt Railway Station Only 7 km from Akbar’s Tomb.
Nearest Airport: Agra Airport just 7 km away from Akbar’s Tomb.
Reach by bus or Road: The easiest way to get Akbar’s Tomb is by taxi or auto-rickshaw.

architacture of main entrance gate of akbar tomb

Akbar’s tomb is situated in the town of Sikandra, which falls in the suburbs of Agra. Akbar’s tomb is must visit place in Agra’s Touristic list. The Architecture of Akbar’s tomb is the mixture of hindu Rajputana style and gothic with mughal architectural. The shape of tomb is pyramidal and consists of five storeys. The entire storeys is built of white marble. The magnificent entrance gate is main attraction of this tomb. The South gate of this tomb is the largest with four white marble minarets like The Taj Mahal.

akbar tomb picture

Timing and Entry fee for The tomb of Akbar at Sikandra

Open Days: Open All Days
Visit duration: 1 to 2 hours
Photography: Allowed payable
Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee for Indians: Rs. 15/-
Entry Fee for foreign tourists: Rs. 110/-
Entry Fee for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries: Rs. 15/-
Entry Fee for children up to 15 years: Free

akbar mausoleum

Sikandra is about 15 km from Agra, where emperor Akbar’s tomb lies. Akbar’s tomb has long spread gardens having Rabbits and different Deers. This beautiful monuments also attracts so many tourist around the year. This is also famous for deer park, more than 200 deer Romes in the park. There are other Akbar’s relatives tomb also situated in different chambers of this complex.

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