Agra is a major historical city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The other tourist attractions are the Agra Fort, I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, Akbar’s tomb and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Akbar’s Tomb is located in Sikandra, at the outskirts of the city of Agra in India. Akbar started building the Tomb in his lifetime around 1600. He was laid to rest here after his death in 1605. His son Jahangir completed the construction work between 1605-1613.
I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife Asmat Begum. Mirza Ghiyas Beg came to India from Persia and joined the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. He rose in Akbar’s court and Akbar conferred on him the title I’tmad-ud-Daula, which means, the pillar of the State.