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Akbar’s Tomb is a very significant piece of architecture, in modern Indian history. This remnant of Mughal architecture is located in Sikandra and was built from 1605-1618. The structure is built out of sandstone and white marble and is truly a fascinating tourist attraction to explore. It is said that the Mughal Emperor had seen the construction work under himself. What is really curious about this tomb is that unlike other Muslim emperors, the tomb of Akbar the great faces towards the rising sun instead of Mecca.

A Bit of History of Akbar's Tomb

According to history, it is believed that the site where the tomb had to be erected was chosen by the Emperor himself. It is believed that during the rule of Aurangzeb, the tomb of Akbar suffered a lot of losses. This was so, as Aurangzeb had ruined many Hindu temples and forts. Thus, to take revenge the Jaats attacked the Agra Fort and to offend Aurangzeb even looted the tomb of Akbar.

Top Attractions in and Around Akbar’s Tomb, Agra

Mariam’s Tomb. One kilometre away from the Akbar’s Tomb, there is the tomb of Begum Mariam, who was the wife of Akbar. This tomb was built by Jahangir in memory of his mother.

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Akbar’s Cenotaph. Apart from the tomb of Akbar, there is a cenotaph that was erected in the honour of the king. Again, the architecture is such that it will give you a major instinct of Mughal age and a desire to relive the past.

Agra Fort. This fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-visit for many. This fort is located at a distance of 2-3 km from Taj Mahal. The fort was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. For history buffs, this place is a must-visit.

Roam Around the Galleries. While roaming the Akbar’s Tomb complex, you will find galleries spreading an utmost tranquil ambience. You can even sit there and get the feel of the past era.

Best Time to Visit Akbar’s Tomb

The official opening time:

6 am - 6 pm for all days of the week.

Entrance Fee 

Rs 15 per person (Indians), Rs 110 (Foreigners)

If you want to prefer the best time to visit the place, then it would be the starting of the winter season. During this time, the weather is quite pleasant and one can hope to carve out some good memories along the way.

How to Reach Akbar’s Tomb

By Air. The nearest airport is Kheria Airport. After reaching the airport, you can take local transport such as bus, auto or taxi to reach Akbar’s Tomb.

By Rail. The Idgah Railway Station is the nearest train station to the Akbar’s Tomb. After deboarding at the train station, you will need to cover the remaining distance by some means of public transportation.

By Road. Another option to travel here would be via road. For this, you can hire a bus or a cab. If not this then, you can always take your own vehicle and travel at your own pace.

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