Also called Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar the Great is situated on the main Agra-Delhi road. This is the first monument you will see on your way to Agra. This monument is considered the perfect example of the mixture of five different architectural styles: Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Buddhist, and Jain.
Akbar himself proposed its construction in around 1600, based on the tradition of Tartary, wherein one should start the construction of his tomb during his lifetime. He planned his tomb and chose a suitable site for it. After his death, his son Jahangir completed the construction from 1605 to 1613. [Read more…]