Akbar’s Mausoleum located at Sikandra is an excellent illustration of perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Jain and Buddhist design and motifs, bespeaking of his religious tolerance and secular views. It represents a significant departure from earlier Mughal edifices. The tomb carries the characteristic flavor of airy tiered pavilions of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
The magnificent entrance to the tomb has exquisite patterns and excellent jaali (net) work. It has fine Persian style calligraphy and the charbagh garden layout which has the Islamic influence. Apart from these, use of chattries (small domed canopies), absence of dome, etc., reflect a local influence, which are also found in the buildings built by Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.