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Akbar Tomb Historical Facts and Pictures

The Tomb of Akbar the Great, simply known as Akbar’s Tomb, is a memorial and an important specimen of Mughal architecture built between the years of 1605 and 1613. The monument set in a 119-acre area in Sikandra, a suburban area of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India, is located around 1km away from the tomb of the Emperor’s wife Mariam-uz-Zamani. Akbar commenced the construction of his own tomb in around 1600 as the Tartary tradition requires one to start building one’s tomb in his lifetime. So, the Emperor planned the tomb and selected the site for its construction. Jahangir, Akbar’s son, later completed the tomb after his death.

Akbar Tomb

Akbar Tomb Images

Akbar Tomb Images

Akbar Tomb Pictures

Akbar Tomb Pictures

Akbar Tomb

Akbar Tomb

Akbar Tomb Inside

Akbar Tomb Inside Pictures

Akbar Tomb Inside Pictures

Akbar Tomb Inside

Akbar Tomb Inside

Akbar Tomb Sikandra

Akbar Tomb Sikandra

Akbar Tomb Sikandra

Akbar Tomb Sikandra Pictures

Akbar Tomb Sikandra Pictures

There are four high minarets topped with huge marble chhatris (umbrellas) similar to those seen in the Taj Mahal. The south gate, the largest one among all the entrances, is the main entry point to the tomb. The tomb is enclosed by a 105 m2 wall with the original tomb located in the basement.

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Asian Highway 1, Sikandra Crossing, Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007

Burial

1605-1613
119 acres
Mughal architecture