Sikandra is located in Agra about 15 kilometers from the Taj Mahal. It was built in the beginning of the seventeenth century. The construction was started by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and was completed by his son Jahangir. Sikandra was named after Sikandar lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517 but is most famous for and known as the final resting place of Akbar himself. More information is available in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Akbar_the_Great.
I am presenting a few photographs taken in this compound this June. I plan to go there again with more time for photography in future as we could not stay there long enough this time due to reasons unavoidable. Please click on any image to view larger size.
There is a nice garden where you will see deers grazing. Overall a good experience.
That is all today. Let us end now with the photo of a sign near the exit to the Sikandra Tomb.