Akbar’s Tomb Information:

Akbar’s mausoleum is a popular attraction of the city, with a spacious Mughal structure located in Agra. Akbar’s mortal remains is present in the tombs of the tombs history shows that Akbar had planned to build the tomb in his lifetime, and he had started the construction work, which was later completed by his son Jahangir. The tomb has been constructed with marble and red sandstone and it offers a unique mix of Muslim and Hindu architectural styles. The marble used in it is beautifully carved and decorated with ornaments.

Akbar’s Tomb History:

Akbar was the Mughal emperor from 1556 till his death in 1605. According to the tradition of Tartary, one could construct his own tomb during his lifetime. This custom was religiously followed by the Mughals. Akbar had chosen a suitable site at Sikandra, an area close to Agra city named after Sikandar Lodhi. His son Jehangir completed the monument after Akbar’s death, building the topmost storey using white marble. There are three storeyed towers at the four corners of the tomb. There is a beautiful garden around the tomb, among which there is a Baradhi palace built by Sikandar Lodhi. The beauty of this five-storey mausoleum is still intact.

Quick info about Akbar’s Tomb:

Place Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Opened 1613
Burials Akbar, Daniyal Mirza, Zeb-un-Nissa Etc.
Built By Akbar

Interesting Facts about Akbar’s Tomb:

  1. Following the Timurid tradition, Akbar the Great had started to build his own tomb at Sikandra but he died during its construction and his son Jahangir completed it in 1613
  2. The Tomb of Akbar the Great is typical of Persian architecture with geometric patterns and relatively few floral designs.
  3. The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605–1613, set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds in Sikandra
  4. The best feature of the Tomb is the gateway which features more than 20 panels inlaid with intricate geometric patterning
  5. 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.
  6. The site is built in a perfectly symmetrical complex, with the tomb located in the centre of a vast walled garden.
  7. The tomb that you will see in the chamber is a replica tomb; the original tomb is buried underground and can only be accessed by family members.
  8. Some historians also believe that when Jahangir saw this building first time, he was totally unsatisfied with its architecture, so he demolished the entire structure and again erected the present one.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987
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