India is known for its rich culture and great history. In the recent episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati there was a question relate to history asked.
The options posed by with question were :
Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra; Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi; Jahangir’s Tomb, Lahore; Babur’s Tomb, Kabul.
Once we hear this question, many of us can get confused.
The correct answer was Akbar’s Tomb.
Lets know about all the some Tombs mentioned in the above options.
Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra
If you go and visit the fort, you’ll be welcomed by the Mughal Styled Garden.
The tomb has four gates among which the largest is the south gate with minarets on top like the ones in Taj Mahal.
A wall covers the tomb.
The building is a four-leveled pyramid with marble pavilion.
The false tomb is found in the ground floor while the real tomb is located in the basement.
The basement is not open for tourists.
It is said that the basement contains precious and expensive jewels, weapons before the attack of Jats.
The tomb also has the remains of two daughters of Akbar and Unlike any other Mughal tombs, the tomb is faced towards the east rather than towards Mecca.
The site of his tomb was personally chosen by Akbar when he was alive. His first son, Salim started the construction and Jahangir completed it.
Humatun’s Tomb, Delhi
Mughal architecture started from Humayun’s tomb in India.
It was the starting point of Mughal art. This style is a delightful amalgamation of the Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural influences.
This genre was introduced during the reign of Akbar the Great and reached its peak during the reign of Shah Jahan, Akbar’s grandson and the fifth Mughal Emperor.
Humayun’s tomb heralded the beginning of this new style in India, in both size and grandeur.
The more we learn about the Indian History more we discover something new about it.