Diwan-i-am Overview

Ranked 5 of 118 sightseeing in Agra
Diwan-i-am, also known as the "hall of public audience", was the place where the Mughal rulers held regular audience with the masses. It was built in the year 1628 by Shah Jahan, the famous Mughal emperor. This hall comprises of beautifully carved 40 pillars, which make the hall look majestic. The Nagina Masjid is located close to this hall.

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Diwan-i-am  Video Review


Er abhishek Mishra
27th Oct 17

General public was heard by Mughal Emperor

General public was heard by Mughal Emperor  Video Review


Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Nov 16

Magnificent architecture, public was heard by King

Magnificent architecture, public was heard by King  Video Review


Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Oct 19


Diwan-i-am  Video Review


25th Jan 17

40 pillared decorated, public grievances were heard

40 pillared decorated, public grievances were heard  Video Review


Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 18


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25th Jan 17

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Sajad J

Sajad J4.3/5

17 reviews


Diwan-i-Am is inside the Agra fort where the kings were supposed to have carried out their meetings with the public. The ground in front had space to carry out various sports and activities. There are pillared verandas around the ground where public used to wait for their chance to spell out their grievances to the king.It has been beautifully built and is worth seeing. If you have a good guide you can correlate to the scenes seen in movies or historical serials and actually envision how those days the kings used to have the general meetings.

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Nitin Singhal

Nitin Singhal5.0/5

25 reviews

King's seating place

The place where King was sitting and taking entertainment and other meetings with its member of ruler. Queen can also sit with him in nearby rooms. Go there and take pic that will make feel you like a king and increase your excitement to stay there for more.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Hall Of Public

Hall of public where Emperor Shah Jahan's attraction towards the white marble was manifested, in the Agra Red Fort. Constructed between 1630 to 1640, close to the Fish House. The facade has an arcade with nine bold arches and the hall is divided into three aisles. The elevated rectangular special chamber from where the Emperor addressed the people was exclusively decorated. And this was known as a throne chamber, and marble screen partitions were provided either side for Royal Ladies to watch the proceedings. Still it is a marvellous and magnificent building in the Forte. Further during the Shah Jahan's period an extraordinary example was set by the Emperor that to have direct dialogue with public.

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Subhranil Dey

Subhranil Dey5.0/5

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For photographers

Excellent location for a photographer to capture the beauty of Diwan-i-am

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