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Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra-India.

Sikandra,the former capital of Lodi dynasty, was named after the Afghan ruler Sikander Lodi.Town of Sikandra, located at about 12 km from Agra, houses the tomb of Mughul Emperor Akbar. The design and construction of the tomb was started by Akbar himself and subsequently completed by his son Jehangir. The shape of the tomb is a truncated pyramid with five storeys. The first four storeys were constructed with red sandstone and the fifth one with white marble. The white marble storey comprises a false tomb of Emperor Akbar. The real tomb of Akbar is located in a crypt right below the false tomb.

There are several well laid out gardens in the tomb complex. The Baradi palace in the gardens was built by Sikander Lodi. The mausoleum originally had four red sandstone gates. Now only the southern gate is used as the main entrance to the tomb.

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sikandra, agra, akbar, tomb, complex, travel, uttar pardesh

Comments

  • SUMIT TANDON
    SUMIT TANDONover 3 years ago

    Hmmm …. Exceptional ! Like it !

  • Thank you bro:)

    – manumint

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 3 years ago

    Perfect portrait of the building! Amazing thing to capture, and you did a great job capturing it!

  • Thank so much for your appreciation Jony:)

    – manumint

  • the-novice
    the-noviceover 3 years ago

    What an absolutely stunning exterior! Fantastic detail :)

  • Thank you for stopping by and for your comment:)

    – manumint

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you:)

    – manumint

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