Akbar’s Tomb - Overview
Akbar’s Tomb, located at Sikandara in Agra, is a beautiful monument. The monument is built using red sandstone. Most of the part was completed during the lifetime of Akbar but the fifth floor was built by Jahangir. Akbar also laid a garden in the center of which the tomb exists.
Agra is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is a popular tourist place visited by many people from India and abroad. The monuments to be visited in Agra are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb and many others. Agra can be easily reached from any part of India through road, rail, and air transport.
The tomb is opened for the visitors from 6:00am to 6:00pm on all days of a week. The tomb is also opened on all the public holidays. It takes around one to two hours to visit the whole tomb as it is a five-storey building.
Tourists have to pay an entry fee in order to visit the tomb. The cost of ticket as per the ASI for Indian citizens and citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries is Rs. 15 while the citizens of other countries have to pay Rs. 200. The tourists also have to pay toll tax as per Agra Development Authority. The toll tax for Indian tourists is Rs. 5 and for SAARC, BIMSTEC and other countries, it is Rs. 10. There is no fees for the children below 15 years.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Agra is from February to April and from October to December as the weather remains pleasant during this time of the year. In the rest of the months, the climate is either very hot, humid or very cold which can lead to the discomfort of the tourists.
Where to Stay?
There are more than 400 hotels in Agra that range from inexpensive hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Tourists can enjoy their stay in any of these hotels. Some of the hotels in the city are as follows −
ITC Mughal Agra located at Taj Ganj
Radisson Blu Agra located near Taj Mahal
Orient Taj Hotels ‘n’ Resorts located at Fatehabad Road
Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Center located at Fatehabad Road
Mansingh Palace located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel Atulyaa Taj located at Agra Cantonment
Howard Plaza The Fern located at Fatehabad Road
Utkarsh Vilas located at Fatehabad Road
The Grand Imperial Heritage Hotel located at Rakab Ganj
Hotel Narayan Palace located at Agra Cantonment
Treebo Rigel Inn located at Shamsabad Road
Hotel Lava Kush located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel panna Paradise located near Taj Mahal
Taj Inn Hotel located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel Crimson Palace located at Taj Nagari
Budget or Two-Star Hotels
Hotel Om Sai Palace located at Gwalior Road
Hotel Anand Villa located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel Taj Sapphire located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel Safari located at Shamsabad
Hotel Dolphinn located near Taj Mahal
Cheap or One-Star Hotels
Hotel Pentas located at M.G. Road Agra
Hotel Vishal located at Agra Cantonment
Viren Residency located at Fatehabad Road
Hotel Sarwan located at Agra Cantonment
Hotel Omega located near Idgah Bus Stand