Yet another important place to visit in Agra, the Tomb of Mariam Zamani marks the resting place of Queen Jodha Bai. Erected by Jahangir (son of Jodha), this highly esteemed historical site in Agra is located in the periphery of the city in Sikandra. The tomb of Akbar is also located in the near proximity to Tomb of Mariam Zamani. The setting around this popular tourist site in Agra is so calm and serene that you could even hear the chirping of birds. Besides, one of the most interesting things about this place is the stunning architecture of the tomb. Both the front and back of the tomb looks the same.
Jodha Bai was the wife of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. She was the daughter of Hindu Rajputana King Raja Bharmal Kaccwaha of Amber. Rani Jodha Bai was also known by the name Mariam-uz-Zamani. In the year 1569, she gave birth to Salim, who later known as Jahangir. Later in the year 1623, Jodha Bai died in Agra and this tomb was built by Jahangir between 1623 and 1627 A.D.
The Tomb of Mariam Zamani boasts an impressive fusion of both Hindu and Islamic architectural design. Built of red sandstone, the famous tourist place in Agra is located in the middle of a garden. It includes two corridors. Besides, the entire structure of the tomb is well-supported by the massive pillars. In total, the tomb is a three storey building; the first one is the grave, cenotaph in the middle floor and third floor is the terrace with a garden. Such is the architectural charm of this must-visit place in Agra that the ground floor houses as more as forty chambers.
Opposite to Sikandra Tomb, Beside National Highway-2, Sikandra, Agra, India
Opening & Closing Timings
The Tomb of Mariam Zamani remains open all days a week. Tourists can visit the site on any day from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening.
The entry fee to Tomb of Mariam Zamani differs for both local tourists and international tourists.
- For Indians: 20 INR Per Head
- For Foreigners: 250 INR Per Head