(Akbar's Mausoleum) (12 kms from Agra city): Sikandra about 12 kms from Agra city on the Mathura Road. Lies the village of Sikandra. In 1492 A.D. Sikandra Lodi of Lody Dynasty, after occupying Agra used this place as the capital of his empire. He called it Sikandra, through this place has lost the glory of its past but some fur long from the emperor Akbar's Tomb the place is still inhabitated in the share of a village.
After 99 years of Sikandar Lodies empire. In 1602 A.D. Emperor Akbar fixed this place for his Mausoleum and started to built it. But after 3 years only when the tomb was yet in the course of construction, Akbar died in 16th Oct. 1605 A.D.
After 34 years of the death of Akbar when emperor Jahangir went to pay homage to his father on foot he was not satisfied with the construction of his factors. Tomb, he extended the area and completed it at a cost of 15 lakhs of rupees in 1613 A.D. Akbar's tomb experor Akbar's Mausoleum stands in the garden known as Bahishtabad extending an area of 150 acres. It is enclosed by stone walls 25 feet high piereed by 4 gates on all sides.