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Diwan-I-Kas

Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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vizag
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Its the hall of private audience. religious discussions used to take place here. people from all religions used to come here. This is example of akbar's religious tolerance.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Main reason for enjoyed the delhi trip is Fatehpur Sikri. I spent almost 4hrs here, really delicious for our eyes. My camera simply clicking the fotos. It's nice memorable place. It's really mandatory to go this place whom ever choosing the north india trip.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Akbars meeting place with priveleged visitors...one can only imagine the emperor meeting his important guests in this magnificent semi-open structure built in red sandstone.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Akbar's meeting place with preferred guests was My personal favourite building at the abandoned city. It is an architectural monument well worth a visit for any lover of Mughal architecture.

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

The most memorable building of all at Fatehpur Sikri. Prominently positioned in the middle of a courtyard, it has some intensely complicated carvings inside. There is a central column with four overhead walkways radiating out to each corner of the building. The Emperor would stand in the centre and chair meetings with courtiers positioned at each corner.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I think this is one of the best parts of the building. The architecture inside is very interesting and was the meeting place of the emperor with all of his ministers and advisors. As I said before, I think that the best option is to get a guide for the tour which can be hired for relatively cheap.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

On a visit to Fatehpur Sikri, my group spent a bit of time in the Diwan-I-Kas, a free-standing pavillion open-to-the-air. The building has a tower in each corner and a carved central pillar that supports what is known as the lotus throne. The interior was used for the emperor's private meetings and audiences with ministers of state. The state of... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

red stone structure. it is where Akbar's courtiers advised him on state affairs. the pillars are beautifully carved.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is where Mughal Emperor Akbar dealt with matter of politics. The hall of specials or Diwaane Khas was where the courtiers and close aides of Emperor advised him on the state of affairs. lso referred to as the Hall of Private Audiences, it is an astonishing chamber dominated by a massive carved pillar, which supports a fantastic capital above... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

On the way to Agra visited Fatehpur Sikri. It is a World heritage Site and totally worth it. Diwan-I-khas is the meeting point for the special audience of the Rulers then. I would recommend visiting.

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