"Sikandra" Agra Travelogue by hellofromsatadru

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Another worth visiting Agra attractions is Akbar's Mausoleum, Sikandra. Four kilometer from Agra India is the mausoleum of Akbar. Construction of this beautiful monument was started by Akbar himself . This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian , Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs.

Sikandara, near Agra, is famous for the beautiful mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Construction of this aesthetic monument was planned and started by Akbar himself. But Akbar died before his mausoleum could be completed and his son Jahangir completed it. While executing the dream of Akbar, Jahangir made many modifications in the original plan of the building.

The mausoleum of Akbar at Sikandara is just four kilometers from Agra. It can be easily reached from Agra in a very short span of time.

Akbar's mausoleum at Sikandara is a unique pyramidal tomb structure. The architectural specifications of the tomb shows that the structure is a perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, and Jain motifs, thus reflecting the spirit of religious toleration, which Akbar practiced during his reign.

A remarkable feature of this multistoried building is the presence of three-storey-minarets on its four corners. These minarets are built in red sandstone with stunning inlay work of marble.
The mausoleum is surrounded by a beautiful garden, providing a tranquil ambience to the last abode of this great ruler.

Any tour to the medieval Indian city of Agra remains incomplete without visiting the mausoleum of one of India's most admired and popular rulers, Akbar the Great.

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