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Tomb of Akbar the Great


Tomb of Akbar The Great


  • Tomb of Akbar the Great is at Sikandra in the suburbs of Agra, Uttar Pardesh, India. Sikandra is named after Sikandar lodhi, the ruler who ruled from 1488 to 1517. Akbar himself built this attractive monument. This monument has a perfect blending of Jain, Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and Hindu themes.
  • Akbar’s tomb is situated in the western part of Agra at about 10 kilometres from the city center. The Mughal emperor Akbar was the greatest of the Mughal emperors and among the most secular minded rulers of his time. Akbar was a great patron of science, philosophy, literature and arts. The tomb was planned by Akbar himself and he chose a suitable site for it. It was a tradition to build a tomb in one's lifetime and the Mughals followed devotedly. This pyramidal tomb was completed by Akbar's son Jahangir in 1613.