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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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It was quite amazing to see the tallest gateway in the world. quite an amazing architecture. nowadays the trend is to sit on the steps outside and take a selfie with you and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quite amazing to see the tallest gateway in the world. quite an amazing architecture. nowadays the trend is to sit on the steps outside and take a selfie with you and the whole gate. hope no one gets hurt. The children who keep getting at ypu to sell photographs and sing shairy to you is quite irritating.

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

diwan-i-khas ,the hall of private and dignified audience, was built by shah jahan with white marbel in the year 1637A.D. , which was towards the river side it consists of two big hall.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Fatephur Sikri is breathtaking and is a must for anyone who finds themself visiting this part of India - which mean anyone going to the Taj Mahal should come here, its only about 40km between the two. It has innate beauty and its history - why it is here and why is was deserted is fascinating. I am repeating this... More 

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Thank Patrick L
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This ornate Mahal was Akbar's meeting place with his main ministers, the Navratnas. Akbar used to sit on his Lotus Throne here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Olden day beautiful building created by expert artists and one enjoys to see the good creation of stone.

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The place was used by Akbar as meeting hall with courtiers. In the middle of the hall stands a massive pillar which has different tiers representing different faiths and opinions. The structure needs detailed explanation..

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The outside of the building is nothing special, but the central pillar is unique. It is a fancy support with many designs on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is the most important building within the palace compound of Fatehpur. The whole complex is made of red sandstone , typical for the area. To get there, you have to leave your transport at the parking area and take a bus up the hill. Only the palace charges admission, the adjoining mosque is free to visit and well worth... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Diwan - e - khas is a part of Sikri fort of Akbar, this very building was used by Akbar to hold important meeting with his cabinet. Exclusively designed building also houses very famous lotus shaped central pillar

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

If you hire a guide in Fatehpur Sikri (which I recommend), he'll take you to Diwan-i-khas, panch mahal and all the different quarters. Diwan-i-khas is where Akbar used to hold sessions to consult with his ministers (Tansen, Birbal included). From the structure to the design on the walls, it's a wonderful place for history lovers.

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