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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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The column includes the symbolism of many religions, the top is a syncretic design incorporating many Indian Hindu and Muslim styles .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The column includes the symbolism of many religions, the top is a syncretic design incorporating many Indian Hindu and Muslim styles .

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Setubal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upstairs, in the center, was the Emperor, surrounded in each of the corners of his most important ministers. On the ground floor were the "nobles" standing in the audience. A room with an elaborate architecture from which stands the central pillar, on which the Emperor listened to the "nobles".

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Fatehpur Sikri en route from Ranthambore to Agra during a tour of northern India. The ghost city is the former imperial capital of the Mughal Empire and is located about 45 km west of Agra. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Lotus Throne is located within the Diwan-l-Kas and is quite impressive. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The intricate carving work of the Lotus throne where King Akbar used to sit with his ministers symbolises tolerance and unity. With all possible type of architectures embedded, it also smells of fairness and seriousness with which the discussions were held. Spend some time here before moving on.

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Thank Amar M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting part of the palace. The structure is elaborate and worth seeing. We had taken electronic audio guides (found near the ticket counter), which explain the theories and facts surrounding the different parts of the palace, including this one. The elaborate and peculiar design is said to have symbolized Emperor Akbar's vision of all faiths being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The climbing up the stair is banned. Inside has intricate work on sandstone. It is better to go when there is sunlight otherwise it is pretty dark inside.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Recommend you look up a lot in this building - this is where you will see some exquisite carvings - how did they do this in such a hot country when I couldn't do much other than walk around and admire the views??!! Recommend you have a guide and take lots of water with you too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We went with a guide to visit this famous site at the Fatehpur Sikri Fort. I won't bore you here with its history but this is a great place to visit, especially if you have a guide. Akbar, who built this place was one of the most accomplished Mogal emperors and the fort reflects this. The lotus throne is where... More 

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Alwar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

It's a fine place and this is near to vaishno devi dham so you can cover both at one go. Just take care of timings. It opens at 4 or 5 PM in evening, not sure about morning time

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Agra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

this is the beautiful and excellent creation from red sand stone, it is situated in the diwan-e-khas. and it is tha part of fatehpur sikri.

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