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Sikandra

Sikandra

Sikandra, Sikandra travel, Sikandra tourism, Sikandra Historical Place, travel to Sikandra MonumentThe place India Travel Destinations takes you on travel to the most romantic city Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is the most important center of tourism in Uttar Pradesh, India and is famous all over the world for the lovely Taj Mahal, a memorial that was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Agra city is the one of the famous destinations of the World Tourism with three tradition monuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. Agra is an energetic centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosophies that have enriched mankind and shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is famous for handicrafts products such as engrave work on Marvel, Leather work, Footwear, Brasswear, Carpets, Jwellery, Zari and Embroidery work.

Sikandra is the place where the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is situated. It is situated just six miles away from the city of Agra Uttar Pradesh. The place of Akbar's mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD. The tomb is located in the centre of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. The building of tomb, with three-storey minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.

Sikandra, Sikandra travel, Sikandra tourism, Sikandra Historical Place, travel to Sikandra Monument
The Mausoleum:
A wide paved cause away leads to the tomb, which has five storeys and is in the shape of a truncated pyramid. The main tomb has a unique square design which is incomparable by all other Mughal buildings.

Ground Floor:
The ground floor has large cloisters on all the four sides except in the middle of the southern side. The cloisters are divided by the numerous bays by massive piers and arches. Each bay measures 22 feet square. Akbar's daughters, Shakrul Nisha Begum and Aram Bano are also entombed in this floor.

Second Storey:
The second storey has an arcaded verandah on each side, which is composed of 23 bays. The use of an attractive arch and square pillar has brought about a unique composition.

Third and Fourth Storeys:
These storeys are smaller in size than the ones below it. They have an identical arrangement of arches supported on pillars and chhatris attached on his exterior to each facade.

Fifth Storey:
The fifth storey is completely in white marble as against the lower storeys, which are finished in red stone.

 

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