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  • 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

  • 42.11% of people start their Diwan-i-khas visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

85.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Diwan-i-khas

People normally club together Pachisi Courtyard 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

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Diwan-i-khas, Fatehpur Sikri Reviews

  • 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.

  • Located inside Fatehpur Sikri fort; this place is a true representation of Mughal Art & Culture. This place was a guest house for 'khas' people (special people). Not a very big place. It will not take more than 15 minutes to explore this place. Please don't play for anything if anyone ask you to pay or change some anything. Directly say No & call security guards.

  • 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!👍✌👌

  • A small master piece of architectural marvel of mughal era.

  • Diwan-E-Khas, also known as the Hall of Private Audiences, is a grand chamber in Fatehpur Sikri. This is where Emperor Akbar had discussions with people about the faiths belonging to different religions.  This square-shaped structure features four chhatris and is extremely popular for its intricately carved colossal central pillar. Showcasing Persian style of architecture and embellished with precious stones, this building is a must-visit for those interested in getting a peek into the Mughal Era.

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