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Diwan-i-Khas (Jewel House), Fatehpur Sikri

Diwan-i-Khas is one of the most famous structures in Fatehpur Sikri. This Hall of Private Audience is situated in the northeast corner of the royal complex and is also called as the Jewel House.

The singular column at the center of its interior distinguishes it from the other buildings. Its interior is dominated by a massive, richly carved pillar (Lotus Throne Pillar) which supports one of the most elaborate capitals ever conceived.

Fatehpur Sikri, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is situated near  Agra, also known as the city of Taj, in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Agra is one of the most visited travel destinations in India.