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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Normally a place where the emperors met their favored & trusted people, Akbar is reputed to have heard about the best of all religions here. Then he introduced Din-i-illahi a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Normally a place where the emperors met their favored & trusted people, Akbar is reputed to have heard about the best of all religions here. Then he introduced Din-i-illahi a form of religious equality in statecraft/secularism centuries before secular states were conceptualized elsewhere

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

My wife and I visited the red sandstone Diwan-l-Kas during a tour of the massive Fatehpur Sikri site during a tour of northern India. The ghost city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Diwan-l-Kas, or Hall of Public Audience, is one of several buildings within the complex, and is a plain square structure with four chhatris on the roof.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. The Diwan-e-Khas cannot be explained much in words. Typical corner arrangements of the ministers with King Akbar himself in the middle sets you thinking of the person King Akbar was. The positions and symmetry of the seating arrangement clearly defines the King being a great communicator. Red Sandstone and intricate carvings and just enough space for the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a snug, with its perky chhatri perched at each corner. The sandstone styles from ground to upper floor to roof is potted Sikri at quirky best.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All part of the Fatehpur Sikri Fort this building is one of the first you see when you enter. All rebuilt after it was left in ruins when it was abandoned due to lack of water. Then ransacked and left to the ravages of time. It has been restored and rebuilt extremely well and is well worth a visit.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This must have been an absolutely magnificent place when it was inhabited because it is still stunning today. Amazing stone carvings on the walls. It covers a very large area and to get the best out of your visit you should use a guide. We did and learnt a lot of history.

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

We went on a very hot day, but it was worth it. The expanse of the palace is breathtaking, and the architecture spectacular. The Diwan-e-Khaas is no exception. We took the electronic audio guides available near the ticket counter and they are well worth it. They explain in detail the facts and theories regarding the architecture, and with sound effects... More 

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

This whole place appears to be double storey but in actual fact has a single floor - an amazing place with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Lots of open pavilions and gorgeous gardens

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This is an example of wonderful architecture. This is the place Akbar used to meet his ministers. It's a part of the Sikri complex. It's a unique building and a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful example of mughaL architecture using pink marble. Good place to visit who likes historical places.

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