Tomb of Mariam Zamani

Mariam-uz-Zamani was the title conferred on Heer Kuwari, who gave birth to the first heir to the Mughal throne. The tomb was built by her son Jahangir in AD 1623 as per her wishes to have it close to her husband, Emperor Akbar. She was a Hindu princess who was married to a Mughal king. It is said that her son also built a ‘vav’ or step well that was also the wish of his mother. She was buried according to the Islamic custom as well as cremated according to Hindu faith.

As mentioned earlier, it the tomb is just a km away from the tomb of Akbar. It is situated on the Delhi-Agra National Highway, near Fatehpur Sikri. The tomb is in Sikandra, Agra city, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

The best time to visit the tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani is during the months of October to March. The weather is pleasant during this time as it is winter season, perfect for excursion and site seeing. Summer begins in March and lasts till June. While the weather is clear in summers, the heat is unbearable, and therefore it is advised to visit during the winter season.

Entry Fee for Tomb of Mariam Zamani

Foreign tourist : 100/- Rs.

Citizens of SAARC and Indian : 10/- Rs.


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