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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Inside fatehpur sikri fort

This is a place where king Akbar had meetings with royal people. Lotus thorne is a beautiful structure inside diwan- i- khas. This building is made as per indo- Islamic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place where king Akbar had meetings with royal people. Lotus thorne is a beautiful structure inside diwan- i- khas. This building is made as per indo- Islamic architecture. It is also called Jewel house.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place basically made for discussions. Amazing architecture. U have to drop ur personal vehicle at the stop and beyond this point no personal vehicle allowed, Bus ticket is Rs. 30 per person for one way and return same Rs 30,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This UNESCO heritage site is enchanting. It was only the capital of the Mughals for roughly 16 years but so much work went into building this Fort.

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Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's that rare monument "Akbar's palace" inspired by every religion known to mankind. Designed by a Bengali architect the exquisitely carved structure shows Persian, Christian, Islamic, bhudhist and Hindu influences. It's dominated by "Chatteris" umbrella shaped structures which are more popular as part of Rajasthani architecture than the standard domes which the Mughals built. Poetry in sand stone

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is quite unique and well worth the extra walk to view it. It is situated almost on the border of the complex.

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Thank TomandHope
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Yes its VIP lounge for visitors those who come & visit ti Akbar. clean and beautiful art work is also nice.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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 December 4, 2016

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 November 30, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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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