We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Red SandStone marvell & impressive fusion architecture!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
PARTHAPAL1982
,
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
178 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Level Contributor
562 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
825 reviews
440 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
vizag
Level Contributor
90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
122 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 ;-)

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Ellicott City MD
Level Contributor
205 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
187 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
300 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lotus Throne also viewed

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
 
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
 

Been to Lotus Throne? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lotus Throne

Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Fatehpur Sikri

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lotus Throne staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?