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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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One of the Highlights of our visit to Fatehpur Sikri

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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