Amar Singh Gate Amar Singh Gate
Akbari Mahal Akbari Mahal
Jahangiri Mahal Jahangiri Mahal
Jahangir Hauz Jahangir's Hauz
Khas Mahal Khas Mahal
Anguri Bagh Anguri Bagh
Machchhi Bhawan Machchhi Bhawan
Diwan-i-khas Diwan-i-Khas
Diwan-i-am Diwan-i-am
Hammam Hammam
Nagina Masjid Nagina Masjid
John Colvin Tomb John Colvin Tomb
Shish Mahal Shish Mahal
Moti Masjid Moti Masjid
Samman Burj Samman Burj
Ghaznin Gate Ghaznin Gate
Babur Baoli Babur Baoli
Secret Construction Secret Construction
Darshani Darwaza Darshani Darwaza
Meena Bazaar Meena Bazaar
Jahangir's Throne Jahangir's Throne
Agra City Tourism Agra City
Taj Mahal Tourism Taj Mahal
Agra Location Location
Agra Map Guide Map
Agra Climate Weather Climate
Agra Shopping Shopping
Agra Festivals Festivals
Agra People People & Lifestyle
Around Agra Next to Agra
Agra Taxi Hire Taxi Hire
Agra history City History
Colonial Agra Colonial Agra
Agra City Architecture City Architecture
Agra City Old Agra City
Mughal Garden Mughal Gardens
Agra fort Agra Fort
Sikandra Sikandra
Mehtab Bagh Mehtab Bagh
Ram Bagh Ram Bagh
Jama Masjid Jama Masjid
Shilpgram Shilpgram
Taj Mahotsav Taj Mahotsav
Agra to Bharatpur Taxi To Bharatpur
Agra to Varanasi Taxi To Varanasi
Agra to Pushmar Taxi To Pushkar
Agra to Vrindavan Taxi To Vrindavan
Agra to Orchha Taxi To Orchha
Agra to Shivpuri Taxi To Shivpuri
Agra to Allahabad Taxi To Allahabad
Agra Tour packages Taj Mahal Tour (02 Days)
Agra Tour Package Agra City Tour (03 Days)
Delhi Agra Tour Delhi Agra Tour (03 Days)
Agra Mathura Tour Agra Mathura Tour (03 Days)
Agra Wildlife Tour Agra Wildlife Tour (04 Days)
Agra Pushkar Tour Agra Pushkar Tour (04 Days)
Agra Gwalior Tour Agra Gwalior Tour (04 Days)
Golden Triangle Tour Golden Triangle Tour (06 Days)
Agra Bharatpur Tour Agra Bharatpur Tour (05 Days)
Agra Khajuraho Varanasi Tour Agra Khajuraho Varanasi(6 Days)
Agra Ranthambore Tour Agra Ranthambore Jaipur(06 Day)
Agra Tours Taj Temple Tiger (06 Days)
Agra Udaipur Tour Agra Jaipur Udaipur (06 Days)
Jaipur Agra Varanasi tour Jaipur Agra Varanasi (07 Days)
Varanasi Tour Varanasi Sarnath Tour (03 Days)
Ajanta Ellora Tour Ajanta Ellora Tour (03 Days)
Goa Tour Package Goa Tour Package (03 Days)
Kerala Tour Package Kerala Tour Package (04 Days)
Tiger Safari Tour Tiger Safari Tour (07 Days)
Rajasthan Tour Package Rajasthan Tour (08 Days)
Agra Budget Hotels Budget Hotels
Agra Standard Hotels Standard Hotels
Agra Deluxe Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Agra Luxury Hotels Luxury Hotels
Varanasi Tourism Varanasi
Gwalior Tourism Gwalior
Orchha Tourism Orchha
Lucknow Tourism Lucknow

Diwan-I-Am

Introduction
Agra tourism Diwan-i-am is another prominent Agra fort attraction, inside the fort comples. It is in west of Diwan-i-khas, close to Machhi Bhawan. Diwan-i-aam or Hall of public Audience was used by the Emperor Shah Jahan to address the general public as well as nobility. It was built between 1631-40. It is result of Shah Jehan's love for marble. It is closed to Machchhi Bhawan. The huge assembly hall measuring 201' by 67' has flat roof and two arched red sandstone gateways to the north and south.

Diwan-i-am
Akbar did not erect any permanent building for holding his Public Audience Diwan-i-Am or Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas) though both these Mughal institutions were founded by Emperor Akbar. The Sultans of Delhi had only one such institution Bar-i-Am or Bargah. During the reign of Emperor Akbar the function of the Audience was held in temporary wooden structures added with shamiyana in Agra Fort. This arrangement continued during the reign of Jahangir (c.1605-1628). On 14th February 1628, Shah Jahan issued an order that halls for his public audiences should be constructed in all the great-fortified forts (palaces) of the capitals of the Mughal Empire, particularly at Agra and Lahore. These halls are firstly made by wood and later replaced by larger structure painted with marble structure. Historians and poets of the Shah Jehan mention it as Iwan-I-Daulat, Khana-wa-Khas-o-aam which is now called Diwan-I-Aam. This building is built in red sandstones on a raised platform (1.25) in a rectangular plan measuring 61.77 m by 20.12 m. The total large pillars are 48 but if the corner ones are omitted, these are 40 long pillars over which the engrailed arches support the flat stone roof. It consisted of a large multi-pillared hall facing a vast courtyard. The emperor would have sat on the elaborately decorated throne platform at the back. His throne is directly accessible from Machhi bhawan. On the right a fine double gateway gives access to the Moti Masjid. On the left side, we can find similar gateway leads back to the public entrance gate. Above this to the left, overlooking the courtyard, is a square Mughal pavilion known as the "Salimgurh", which falls outside the main palace group. Sequence of pillars and arches makes it best photographed part of fort complex. Interested monument photographers should must visit this part to practice their photography and art.

Quotation Request Form
NAME*: EMAIL*:
PHONE*: COUNTRY*:
TRAVELLER'S COMPOSITION*: Adults:    Children (Below 05Yrs):
PACKAGE/HOTEL CATEGORY*:
TRAVEL DATES (dd/mm/yyyy)*: Check-in:   Check-out:
ROOMS*: Single:    Double:    Triple:
MORE DETAILS: like arrival/departure timing, number of person, vehicle type, children age, tour plan etc.
Enter same code *  
HOME | ABOUT US | TOURS | HOTELS | TAXI | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT US
Site Designed & Copyright © Agra Tourism - All rights reserved