7:42 am - Thursday March 22, 2018

Statute of Akbar’s Horse on the Agra-Sikandara Road, Agra

The horse effigy stands within the enclosure of Itibari Khan’s Mosque on Agra- Sikandara road. It is said that emperor Akbar rode his favorite horse to this spot from Delhi for a distance of 195 km. The horse got exhausted broke down and died on the spot and was buried here. Akbar installed this statue on its grave. It is a life size statue carved out of single block of red sandstone. Period- between A.D. 1580-1605. The statue was originally found near a railway line just behind the present boundary and it was transferred to its present place in A.D. 1922.

Filed in: Agra, Ticketed Monuments