Q. With reference to Akbar rule in India, which of the following is/are built by him?
1.Fatehpur Sikri
2.Temple of Govindadeva at Vrindavan
3.Jahangiri Mahal in Agra fort
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: During the reign of Akbar, many indigenous art styles were encouraged leading to the common use of sandstone, the use of arches (mainly in a decorative form) and the decoration that comprised mainly of boldly carved or inlaid patterns complemented by brightly coloured patterns on the interiors. He built the Agra fort in red sandstone.

  • He built Fatehpur Sikri (city of victory) near Agra, and a palace-cum-fort complex in it. Many buildings in Gujarati and Bengali styles are found in this complex.
  • Built his own tomb at Sikandra (near Agra), which was completed by Jahangir. Built the temple of Govindadeva at Vrindavan.
  • Built the Jahangiri Mahal in Agra fort, according to Hindu design based on Man Mandir.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT