Akbars Tomb Quick Facts

PlaceAgra, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Built in1605 AD to 1613 AD.
Buit byJahangir
TypeCultural, Tomb

Akbars Tomb Overview

Many great and powerful empires have been dominated by Indian history, many of the Mughal Empire's rulers ruled India for many years. The most famous ruler of the Mughal Empire was Akbar, who died in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra (Uttar Pradesh) at the age of just 63.

Akbars Tomb History

Akbar expressed this wish to his son Salim (Jahangir) before his death, after his death, a mausoleum should be built in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, which was also fulfilled by Jahangir. The Mughal Emperor Akbar died on 27 October 1605 AD, after which Jahangir started the construction work of a mausoleum in Agra, a place called Sikandra in 1605 AD, which was 1613 AD. Was completed in. During the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, his assistants led by rebel Raja Ram Jat defeated the Mughal armies and took the fort of Agra under their control.

Those rebels destroyed many Mughal buildings Was started to do it, but when he damaged Akbar's tomb, the honor of the Mughal Empire was also deeply damaged. Those rebels looted all beautiful gold and silver intense, and carpets that were increasing the reputation of the Mughals. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was so angry that he captured Raja Ram and killed him mercilessly.

Akbars Tomb Interesting Facts

  1. This Historical tomb was built for the most famous Mughal ruler Akbar by his son Jahangir.
  2. This tomb is located on Mathura Road (NH 2) in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
  3. The construction of this tomb was started in 1605 AD and after about 8 years it was completed by 1613 AD.
  4. This famous tomb is covered over an area of ​​about 119 acres.
  5. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb ruled India for about 49 years, during his reign the rebel king Ram Jat opened Akbar's tomb to avenge the death of his father Gokula and humiliated him by taking out Akbar's bones from it. After which Aurangzeb gave a terrible death to that rebellious king.
  6. Just 1 km from this Famous Tomb. The tomb of Akbar's most beloved wife, Mariam-uz-Zamani, is located at a distance.
  7. This tomb has been built according to the ancient Mughal style, due to which various types of Islamic carvings are seen from place to place in this tomb.
  8. This tomb has been built by beautiful red sandstone and marble stones, due to which its beauty is still the same as it was before.
  9. There are many gates in this tomb, but the south entrance is the largest, on top of which are located 4 minarets made of white marble.
  10. The condition of this tomb later deteriorated, which was later rebuilt with the help of a British officer, Lord Curzon.

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