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Akbar was the third emperor of the Mughal dynasty. Before his death in 1605 Akbar started building the magnificent eddiice at Sikandra which was later completed by he son Sikandra TombJahangir. The tomb stand in a large walled garden which can only now be entered through an magnificent gateway. This gateway is covered is covered in floral decorations in white and coloured marble. On each corner is an elegant minaret in white marble.

The tomb itself is mainly built in Re sandstone in a five tiered bright and airy style. The top tier is of white marble and a replica of the sarcophagus lires open to the sky. Akbar's grave though is in the basement which we entered through portico covered in persian style inscriptions.
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The entrance is decorated with marble inlay work around the arch, and the inner surface of the dome of the tomb is decorated with images of flowers, geometric designs and Islamic calligraphy. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra is a peaceful setting for a ruler who led an eventful life. Akbar came to the throne aged 13, following the death of his father Humayun. The serene resting place of the great Mughal ruler Akbar, at Sikandra, is a site that invites you to step back into history and contemplate the life and times of Akbar the Great.
  • Ground Floor
    The ground floor has spacious cells on all the four sides except in the middle of the southern side. The cells are divided by numerous bays by massive piers and arches. The vestibule is ornamented very abundantly with beautiful carvings, which occupies the centre of the southern side. Artistic paintings and inlay work in geometric and floral motifs dominates the surroundings. The tombstone of Akbar is placed in the middle of this room. Akbar's daughters, Shakrul Nisha Begum and Aram Bano are also entombed in this floor.
  • Second Floor
    The second storey is composed of 23 bays. The use of an ornamental arch and square pillar in the second floor has brought about a unique composition.
  • Third & Fourth Floors
    These storeys are smaller in size than the ones below it. They have an similar arrangement of arches supported on pillars and chhatris attached on the exterior to each facade.
  • Fifth Floor
    The fifth storey is entirely in white marble as compared to the lower storeys, which are finished in red sand stone.

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