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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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Before you arrive you have to take a small bus from the car park. At the ticket counter you pay 250 rupees and 20 rupee tax. You then walk through the area where the Emperors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Before you arrive you have to take a small bus from the car park. At the ticket counter you pay 250 rupees and 20 rupee tax. You then walk through the area where the Emperors elephant executed people by walking on their chests. Next you enter Diwan I Kas where the king had several buildings including the one that houses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The amazing abandoned buildings of the palace are so atmospheric and beautiful. You can wander around at will and soak up the atmosphere to you hearts content. There are superb photo opportunities. We visited twice. Firstly in the morning early in order to have the site to ourselves, and secondly , later to watch the sunset over the buildings, turning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, who had Fatehpur Sikri built to be his capital, used Diwan-i-Khas for two purposes. The more general purpose was as his hall of private audience, where he would meet with ministers and advisors. But he also met with the adherents to a new ecumenical religion he had devised, which was an amalgam of Christianity, Islam,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This beautiful hall inside the Fatehpur Sikri fort was most impressive especially the single stone pillar with intricate sculptures. Another great example of the architecture marvel of the Mughals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fathehpur Sikri is now a deserted town and even called a ghost town, sadly. The atmosphere of the Diwan I Khas is upto your imagination for the most part. Emperor Akbar a great ruler emphasized respect for all religions and encouraged debates and dialogue in order to facilitate a greater "One religion" - Din E Ilahi. This is where the... More 

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

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