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Lotus Throne

Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Amsterdam
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you get a guide who tells you the story about this place. There is so much logic in it but you wouldn't know it unless they tell you. And I'm not going to do a spoiler for it ;-)

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Ellicott City MD
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This throne is in almost prerfect condition, beautifully executed and easy to see. The whole complex is amazing and can be seen in a short time.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was Akbar's throne in Sikhri...though the precios stone inlay is missing it is still very imposing and worth a careful viewing!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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175 reviews 175 reviews
32 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A really impressive enormous throne at Sikhri...fit for a mughal emperor and worth a look as you walk through this ghost town.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of the most interesting places I have been to. The palace is spread over a vast landscape and composed of many structures that are both architecturally interesting and full of culture and hidden meanings. Tho Lotus Throne is the main column of a structure that was built in an era of the king Sheikh Salim Chishti between... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the most unusual and unique sights in Fatehpur Sikri is the Lotus Throne. It is inside the Diwan-i-Kas (Private Audience Hall). The central pillar has to be one of the most elaborate and complex stone carvings in the world, amazing to think it is over 400 years old. The almost mechanical looking column is where Emperor Akbar use... More 

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Jaipur, India
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398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

LOTUS THRONE is a single vaulted chamber, dominated by its massive central Pillar that supported Akbar's throne. It was here that Akbar sat with his nine gems (ministers) and decided matters of the state and it was here that he declared his famous 'Deen-i-Elahi'. This stone column support a flat topped dome which is 6 m high. It is an... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This 6 meter high pillar was carved from one piece of stone. Most impressive work. Please ask your guide to tell you about all the detail contained in this structure. At the top there is a place where the emperor would sit and address the ministers that sat on the sides. Fascinating!

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Singapore, Singapore
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city about an hour's drive from Agra. One has to take an electric bus to the city after parking at the carpark. I decided to put my review under the Lotus Throne as it was the first stucture I entered. The carvings and details on the walls of the multiple palaces were astounding. The place... More 

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Ficksburg, South Africa
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Lotus throne is in the Diwan-i-Khas, which was thought to be a debating chamber. It is a magnificent sculptured pillar with intricate carvings. There are cross bars above and it is here that Emperor Akbar would sit. Definitely worth a visit.

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