It is fascinating to know that Akbar himself chose a site for his tomb and got the construction finished while he was alive. Though, his son Jahangari finished the construction of his father’s tomb. I still remember my history teacher in high school, Vijay Lamba used to ask where Akbar’s tomb was situated and since then the name got printed in my memories, Sikandra. However, back then, I had read a different spelling of this name, i.e. Secundra. I still remember once, Lamba sir asked me about Secundra and I told him that it was near Hyderabad since I confused Secundra with Secunderabad.
Before lockdown, I visited Agra on weekends with a friend of mine and got to visit Akbar’s tomb for the first time, though it was my third visit to Agra. On the second and last day of the trip, we spent nearly an hour at Akbar’s Tomb. The architecture of the tomb is fascinating and is slightly different from the other Mughal monuments which you will find around.