Tomb of Akbar the Great, Uttar Pradesh

Witness the architectural masterpiece of Tomb of Akbar the Great, which the great Mughal architect made for himself with the help of his son. Historical turbulence plagued the region during and after the red mausoleum's construction, and Jats once plundered the intricate tomb, taking with them precious metals, jewels, and carpets. Upon your entrance through the gate, notice the high walls enclosing the lush garden and how the palace strategically occupies the middle. Observe the three-storey tomb with pyramid-like features and four white minarets standing at each corner. Note that foreign and domestic visitors do not pay the same entrance fee. See Tomb of Akbar the Great and all Uttar Pradesh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Uttar Pradesh driving holiday planning website .
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  • My first trip to Agra, we saw a lot of things - but we did not visit this place. I think it outshines Humayun's tomb in Delhi. I would say it is a "must see" if you have time in Agra after visiting th...  more »
  • A definite must see, and in my opinion, pretty on par with the Taj Mahal. Beautiful architecture and extremely well preserved. Only downside is that it’s hard know whether you are giving a genuine don...  more »
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  • Beautiful built tomb. The interiors of the tomb have been plastered over and therefore it looks very plain inside as compared to the outside. The stonework on the entrance inside dome is absolutely stunning. Great detailing work. The gardens are amazing with lots of deer which came as a pleasant surprise.
  • The architecture was just amazing. It was made in such a way that is you speak something inside it, you can hear an echo for already 5 seconds. It has the height of 72 feet. It's made such that it feels cool in summer and warm in winter automatically inside the tomb.
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