Akbar's Tomb

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The tomb of akbar was built by his son prince Salim also called Jahangir. Akbar planned the tomb and selected a suitable site for it. After his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605–1613. Akbar was one of the greatest emperors in the history of India. However, during the reign of His great-grandson, Aurangzeb, the rebellious Jats under the leadership of Raja Ram Jat, ransacked the intricate tomb, plundered and looted all the beautiful gold, jewels, silver and carpets, whilst destroying other things. He even, in order to avenge his father Gokula's death, plundered Akbar's tomb, looted it and dragged Akbar's bones and burned them in retaliation. He was later sentenced to death by Aurangzeb. The Tomb has suffered a lot, until extensive repair was carried out by the British under Lord Curzon. The neighbouring Taj Mahal was also looted, and two of Agra's gates were taken away.

Akbar's Tomb Travel The Tomb of Akbar The Great in Sikandara always remain forgotten in the shadow of these great masterpieces of Mughal Architecture. But in reality, either of these forgotten monuments can be considered as a surprising gem. The Tomb of Akbar The Great at Sikandara is neither as magnificent as Taj Mahal nor as grand as Red Fort, but it is still a worth visiting piece of Mughal Architecture.

Once you entered in the complex from the main highway at Sikandara, a giant lofty gateway welcomes you at the Akbar’s Tomb. The main tomb complex is surrounded by a high wall and in the center of each wall, there is an imposing gateway of 70 feet height. The gateway on the west side has an inscription in Persian, which states that the mausoleum was completed by the reign of The Emperor Jahangir in 1613 A.D.

“It appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art.” :- Hodges, British painter

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Samta is persuing her graduation from Chhindwara, Madhya pradesh. She Created this site Indian Monuments, that is all about the indian monuments and their info.
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