Diwan-i-Khas, New Delhi

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  • It is known as Shah Mahal or the hall of private audience, located inside the red fort compound in New Delhi. Here emperor meets his private guests. It's a rectangular marble structure supported by pi...  more »
  • Located inside the Red Fort, is the Hall of private audiences, where they greeted the guests. An elegant white marble structure decorated surrounded by arcades and with four towers on pilasters at the corners. The ceiling was decorated with gold and silver but was stripped. But, it's an impressive monument of elegance.
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  • The private rooms are located along the eastern boundary of the Red Fort. The bath (Hammam), the Pearl mosque (Moti Masjid), the private audience Hall (Diwan-i-Khas), which are all made of white marble palaces Khas Mahal, rank Mahal and Mumtaz Mahal, as well as a number of smaller pavilions, are preserved, even were the gold or mirror fittings stolen. A marble watercourse, known as Nahr-i Bihisht ("channel of the paradise"), connects the palaces. The water was raise pumped in the North-East corner tower of the Red Fort.
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  • Incredible intricate work on the building! You need to spend some time to soak it all in. They have painted one pillar in gold paint to show how grand the entire building must have looked in its glory. The British made it their army mess which destroyed much of the paint work.
  • This is where the emperor would hold private meetings with only special personalities. Commoners were prohibited from entering this zone. As we can see it was meant for VVIP's of that time, the art and architecture too is nothing less than classy.
  • Diwan-i-Khas is located inside Red Fort Complex and is poorly managed. It is also known as Hall of Private Audiences where Mughal Emperor used to receive guests and courtiers. It was also known as Shah Mahal. Diwan-i-Khas need proper maintenance and cleaning. It is just left to one security guard who practically doesn't have any information, this is also true for other monuments in the complex.
  • Historical place where that time ruler takes meeting with theirs ministers and VVIP (Khas people a Urdu word)
  • Lacking in proper maintaince also filth is a concern here.

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