The Garden Guide

Akbar's Tomb Garden at Sikandra

Akbar the Great was a Mughal Indian emperor with a keen interest in all the arts. His tomb is set in a walled garden which contains a herd of deer and tame langur monkeys. The garden is well proportioned and has elegant trees and grass. It is a beautiful space but is most unlikely to have been managed in this way when the garden was built. Like the Taj Mahal garden, it was probably built as a place for his family to spend an occasional day remembering a departed relative. Sikandra needs a restoration programme - and it should include the water features. The garden is an oasis of calm in a hectically busy urban area. [See Villiers-Stuart Mughal Gardens on Sikandra and Mughal Tomb Gardens]

Agra, India

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