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Diwan-I-Kas

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

Wonderful building with amazing carving work done on stone. The lotus throne or central pillar will have you speechless

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Delhi, inda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is in Fatehpur Sikri fort and really a great work of architecture. You will be amazed with it's structure. This is the place where mugal emperor used to consult various things with it's ministers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is another red sandstone structure. This is where the Emperor met with his advisers and subjects and also gave talks from. It is a glorified meeting room and you will see something similar in other Mughal palaces which tends to also have an audience hall.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Like almost all the buildings in this magnificent complex, this is made of red sandstone, and from the outside is a square piece of typically Hindu architecture except for a cupola arising from the roof at each corner. Inside, where Akhbar met with councilors and visiting dignitaries, the moghul style predominates in the form of a wondrous central pillar supporting... More

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