Fatehpur Sikri in Agra

The central pillar of Diwan-i-khas at Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri in the Agra district was once the capital city of the Mughal empire (1571 to 1585) in India. The imperial complex is one of the best preserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture but after it was completed in 1585 the palace was abandoned because of the lack of water and the increased turmoil in the Rajputana area. The mansion is a true masterpiece and is covered with intricate embellishments. This photo is the central pillar of Diwan-i-khas (hall of private audience) at Fatehpur Sikri. It is said that Emperor Akbar stood on the platform above this pillar to address his court from up high.

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