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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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unbelievable but real

we were astonished to see beauty of each work and admire those hands who did it but most of it who planned it wow

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we were astonished to see beauty of each work and admire those hands who did it but most of it who planned it wow

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing design and intricate workings for this beautiful column. The room is full of this delicate artwork.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit once in the main complex of Fatehpur Sikri. Has significant history attached to it anf must see with a guide

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is located inside the Diwan-i-Khas in Fatehpur Sikri Palace. It reminds the architectural art of Mughal times.

Thank Rahul_Kayal
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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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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