Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

Diwan-i-khas - Review

This is the hall of private audience and here the Emperor or the Ruler met the private audience and resolved the issues. The central platform attached to a huge pillar of the royal complex is the seat of the ruler and the huge diagonal galleries served as a seat for the ministers.

The tale also goes that the building was a storehouse for the gems and jewels. This can be also verified with the fact that the Ankh Michauli or the treasury for gold and silver constructed in red sand stone has double-storey facades. The pretty kiosks and the inverted lotus dome provide an altitude to the structure.

The elegant capital composed by joining 36 brackets arising from the pillar in 3 tiers in a circular shape adds to the exquisiteness of this masterpiece.

Diwan-i-khas Information

  • Guides are available.

Diwan-i-khas Ticket Prices

  • A joint ticket of INR 260 should be taken for all the attractions around Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Children have a concession in the ticket fee.
  • Video shooting & photography has separate charges.

How To reach Diwan-i-khas by Public Transport

  • You can get there by taxis or private vehicles.

Restaurants Near Diwan-i-khas

  • Sher-E-Punjab-Paneer and Naan
  • The local eateries serving authentic Indian flavoured chicken and meat and Non Khatai- a local sweet.

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TripHobo Highlights for Diwan-i-khas

  • Diwan-i-khas Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Diwan-i-khas Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Diwan-i-khas Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Diwan-i-khas(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Diwan-i-khas: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Diwan-i-khas

  • 95% of people who visit Fatehpur Sikri include Diwan-i-khas in their plan

  • 41.18% of people start their Diwan-i-khas visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Diwan-i-khas

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Diwan-i-khas

People normally club together Panch Mahal and Diwan-i-aam while planning their visit to Diwan-i-khas.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Diwan-i-khas, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews

  • The artwork on the Pillar is mesmerising. It shows the talent of the ancient workers and architects. It shows the love to Akbar for art. The art on the pillar also has some meanings which is a mind-blowing thing. And the temperature and atmosphere inside the building is something on another level the temperature outside it when i visited was near 38-40°C but inside the building we felt and bit cold atmosphere, the wind was blowing and the was 10-12°C lower then outside. It was mind-blowing. Don't know what this place be in winter nights. Over feels so good to me atleast to visit these kind of historical places. You must visit it.

  • This hall of private audience for Akbar has an ornate central pillar for his seating. The intricate carving on this pillar has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Not to be missed, it is a good place for entire family to visit when you are at Fatehpur Sikri.

  • indian historycal landmark place of Great emprie of mughal

  • Nice deewan e khas

  • Room for private audience of Emperor Akbar. One of the intricate structures forming part of the Fatehpur Sikri fort complex. The central pillar is the speciality of this structure with Exquisite carvings! Overall a great experience!👍✌👌

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