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Lotus Throne

Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 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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364 helpful votes 364 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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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114 helpful votes 114 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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66 helpful votes 66 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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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

inside diwan-i-kas. seat to the Akbar and the carving on the pillar is breath taking, best i have ever seen till date.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This throne is placed inside Diwan-E-Khas that means meeting point for special audience for the Rulers. Worth the Time.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This central pillar is unbelievable; it is a single solid stone structure with the most exquisite carving I have seen till date

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Diwan-i-Khas is Fatehpur Sikri's architectural gem with its unique interior decoration dominated by its massive central Lotus Throne Pillar that supported Emperor Akbar's throne. This stone column support a flat topped dome which is 6 metre high.

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