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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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Intricate carvings !

Beautifully intricate carvings which seem like it must have taken years of work to accomplish. Great example of workmanship from the artisans hundreds of years ago.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Draper, Utah

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully intricate carvings which seem like it must have taken years of work to accomplish. Great example of workmanship from the artisans hundreds of years ago.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This whole complex and the structures within are worth a good look. The Lotus Throne is especially grand and the carvings here are not like anything else that you will see...

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Faridabad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe how people could carve such beautiful monuments without technology hundreds of years ago! I'm in awe of the wonderful enclosure with great art work:)

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvelous architectural piece inside Diwan-e-khas. Its a carved stone and it is very well preserved. Engraving represents different religions prevailing at that time. It represented Din-e-Elahi ideology prevailed during Akbar times

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the carvings are hundreds of years old, the detail is still remarkable, it is located in the Diwan I Khas building. ythe throne is actually a carved pillar

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most unusual structure I have seen. Looks 2 storied but isn't. The carvings well preserved and deep. Akbar's seat an imaginative construct.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the old city. Impressive details to the columns and interesting to hear the history behind it.

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This Lotus Throne you would see inside the Diwan-e-Khas of the Emperor. The Engravings on the lotus and the wall represents different religions at the same place. Taken together it represents and symbolize that God is one.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The highlight of the Diwan I Khass is the intricately carved central tower which is also known the Lotus Throne. The pillar supports a walkway which connects the 4 corners of the first floor into a central circular platform meant for the emperor Akbar which gave him a central view of the hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is inside the main "Skiri" fort complex. It was the main royal court of Akbar, its where he made his decision with his ministers. Definitely worth a visit, and worth spending money on a tour guide but haggle for price and make sure he has a tourism ministry approved ID. And don't forget a hat, not much shade in... More 

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