Diwan-I-Khas
Diwan-I-Khas
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is where Akhbar the Great, the Mughal Emperor held his private audiences. A beautiful structure in the heart of the amazing Fatepur Sikri fortress. I loved it, not just this Diwan of course, but the complex as a whole The real joy is just to wander around the fortress, take in the views, the gardens, the architecture and the peace and quiet. Lovely place.
Written 1 May 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience is the building where Akbar met with his close advisors or VIP visitors. It would accommodate probably not more than a few dozen people.
Like most of Fatehpur Sikri, it is all in red sandstone, but stands out because of the small, elegant chhatris on each of the 4 corners. In the centre inside you will see the famous Lotus Throne.
Written 6 April 2023
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Vijay
Chennai (Madras), India351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Historical structure with great architecture and importance in the mughal empire as well as our history, do not miss this place
Written 5 March 2023
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DP1066
Hastings, UK609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Hall of Private Audiences is one of the highlights of the visit. Externally it is not particularly impressive, but the inside, the decoration, in particular the central column, is spectacular.
Written 23 March 2020
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797dennisp
Montrose, UK30,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just another of the beautifully architecturally designed building with the complex. The entrance of the Lotus Throne room.
Written 16 March 2020
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Yogesh P
756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Its a living proof of history of Mughal empire. It is Avery important building in old era. Structure is very nice. Good place so don't miss it.
Written 24 February 2020
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Avnish Chauhan
New Delhi, India1,959 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Located at the entrance of the fort the place also known as the Lotus Throne. The architecture is amazing, the place is photogenic. The place was used for confidential meetings. Do visit and also read the place facts.
Written 22 February 2020
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SalimM
London, UK1,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is the small square shaped structure of two storeys and with four canopies. Apparently, this is where the public used to gather to speak to the king. It is also where he met his special advisors. Walk inside and you see a central pillar in the hall which is a piece of art. It has a unique floral design. At the top are stone walkways in four directions surrounded with what look like viewing galleries.
Written 11 February 2020
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Alok Nahata
Alor Setar, Malaysia6,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
As the name suggests, this was a special meeting place of Akbar with his 9 special advisors and special people of the society. King sat in the middle on the lotus throne and the advisors on each corner. Below sat the audience. Special place for special decisions so entry and exit of the King was also special. The king could leave from here through secret doors in the walls. Amazing architecture...
Written 6 January 2020
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
...located on the northern end of the courtyard...a striking administrative building located at Fatehpur Sikri. Nothing too special on the outside, but the inside hosts a carved stone central column that is rather impressive.
Written 4 January 2020
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