10 km from Agra, on the main highway to Delhi, lies the tomb of one of India’s greatest emperors, Akbar. Unlike his grandson Shahjahan, Akbar wasn’t too interested in architecture; what he was good at was administration- so good, in fact, that some of the systems he introduced are still used in India. Akbar may not have been a great builder, but his tomb is definitely worth a look. It was begun during Akbar’s lifetime, but was completed after his death by his son, the emperor Jahangir.
Sikandra stands on the main road, hidden completely by a massive gate of red sandstone, stunningly decorated with geometrical inlays of white marble. Go through the gate, onto a wide, raised pathway which leads st...Read More