Sikandra Tourism & Travel Guide

Named after Sikandar Lodi, the ruler of Agra during a part of the 16th Century, this place is mainly known as the Mausoleu of Emperor Akbar. He was the greatest of all Mughal rulers and he himself started the construction of this monument. As a sign of love and gratitude towards his father, Emperor Jahangir later completed this mausoleum after his father's death. This monument has the influences of Hindu, Islamic, Jain as well Christian architecture. The beautiful mosaid detailing looks really beautiful. The monument is made onb a base of beautiful red sandstone. There are marble detailings on this base of polygonal patterns which makes the deigns look bolder. There are also minarets here with beautiful mosaic and lattice work. Though there are four entrances of this place, only one is used for entry at present.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Trips and Itineraries for Sikandra

As we were returning from Fatehpur Sikri, we crossed the Sikandra monument, the place where emperor Akbar is buried....

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Bus for fatehpur is available all the time .It takes almost one hour to reach fatehpur city.Take 3 hours to roam the place properly and then enjoy puri and sandesh from local shop near buland first day of trip ends here. on the second day on my way to delhi i planned a short trip to sikandra , beautiful place with majestic architecture with grand entrance and beautifully decorated with magical design skills of mughal era inside the Akbar's will get a chance to see peacock and deer in side the premises .i am not sharing too much pictures because i dont want to spoil your tour before witnessing by yourself. inside sikandra after visiting sikandra I went to agra isbt to take bus towards delhi ....

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Weekend Getaways from Sikandra  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,November,December
Home to the grandiose Taj Mahal, Agra’s city echoes of its bygone Mughal era days. Located in Uttar Pradesh, tourists from across the world flock to Agra all year round. Boasting of three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort in the city,the white marble architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal and the nearby Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is also dotted with numerous tombs and buildings that have been left behind by the Mughal empire. Agra’s tourism can also be credited to its sweeping gardens of Soami Bagh, Ram Bagh and the most beautiful of them all, Mehtab Bagh. Agra city is also swarmed by a multitude of temples that add to Agra’s vibrant character. The Balkeshwar and Kailash temple on Yamuna’s banks worship Lord Shiva, while the Mankameshwar Temple is loved by the locals for it mellifluous aarti. And while you are in Agra, you should definitely incorporate Sikandra in your itinerary. Akbar’s tomb, or Sikandra lies north to the city, and takes about thirty minutes from Agra. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, fondly referred to as the Baby Taj is another must visit.


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