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Old yet charming

Witness of Akbar's Din-e-Ilahi (a common religion for all), this is in Diwan-e-Khas. Better to hire a guide to know details about history and architectural intricacy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Witness of Akbar's Din-e-Ilahi (a common religion for all), this is in Diwan-e-Khas. Better to hire a guide to know details about history and architectural intricacy.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The most striking feature of the Fatehpur Sikri is the massive Lotus Pillar throne, which was probably the throne, where the emperor sat while holding court.The pillar is lotus shaped (a Hindu and Buddhist motif), the Royal Umbrella ( chhattri) is Hindu, and the Tree of Life, Islamic. The bottom of the pillar is carved in four tiers; Muslim, Hindu,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the place where Akbar after listening to many philosophers and clerics created the religion of Din I IIahi a combination of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Judaism. The throne or column is decorated with different patterns. Sadly you cannot go up the stairs although a film we saw later showed us what it looked like from above. Impressive... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Carved from one tree, this is both amazing and beautiful. You are given free access to roam around the building and can see the carving up close. This is where a sort of parliament took place and it is so atmospheric. The whole site is beautiful and well worth a visit. I suggest going either early to miss crowds or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Others have spoken about the Lotus Throne's purpose. I will simply say that we loved our visit to Fatehpur Sikri, and our guide shared with us many important things about the city, about Akbar, and about the area's customs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Worth a visit for history lovers. It is here the faith Din I Ilahi (single religion ) started by Akbar. All religions are welcomed. The decision to translate Mahabharatha and ramayana into persian was taken here. Worth visiting in fatehpur sikri . beautiful architecture. This is not the throne but the pillar which supported the throne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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