Sikandra

Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 360
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 360

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.

Sikandra Tomb Entrance Nikon D800 Nikon AF 60mm f/2.8D f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
Sikandra Tomb Entrance
Nikon D800, Nikon AF 60mm f/2.8D, f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
Sikandra Tomb Entrance-View from the Tomb Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S 24mm 1.4 G f/4, 1/250s, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
Sikandra Tomb Entrance-View from the Tomb
Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S 24mm 1.4 G, f/4, 1/250s, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
Another view of the Tomb Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 125
Another view of the Tomb
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 125

There is a nice garden where you will see deers grazing. Overall a good experience.

Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 400
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 400
Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 125
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/8, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 125
Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 400
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/11, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 400

That is all today. Let us end now with the photo of a sign near the exit to the Sikandra Tomb.

Nikon D800 Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/3.5, 1/320s, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
Nikon D800, Nikon 75-150mm 3.5 AI-s Series E, f/3.5, 1/320s, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
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