Akbar’s Mausoleum, Agra
Famous For History Buffs Photo Fanatics
Fee 110 per person
Visiting Time All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration of Visit 1 to 2 hours
Akbar’s mausoleum was built in the beginning of 17th century by his son, Jahangir. This is located about 10 km away from the fort of Agra. It is about 14 km away from Taj Mahal. The mausoleum is a red sandstone monument decorated with marbles.
The architecture is a mixture of Moslem and Hindu style. The mausoleum is the main element of attraction here and the other attraction is the Buland Darwaza. It is a large gateway with a huge arch. The gateway is very huge and is supported by four minarets which are made of marbles. Each minaret is about three storeys high.
The gateway has inscription made in Persian. You can find monkeys inside the mausoleum. At the end of the tomb, you can find huge garden where you can find cheetals and antelopes too. It is a Mughal styled garden decorated with masonry stones.
The main mausoleum is decorated with many carvings in blue and golden colour. If you walk into the mausoleum, it would feel like you are walking through the passages of the pyramid. In the basement, you can find a simple, undecorated cenotaph. Many rooms in the basement are restricted as they contain the armour, clothes and other valuables of Akbar.
This is a place where you can have some relaxed time and enjoy the marvels of people who were born thousands of years before us and had no architectural machines and equipments like we do.