Takhat-i-Akbari_banA 13-year-old Akbar was crowned emperor of Hindustan at Kalanaur where he and his advisors had camped while on a military expedition in 1556. Destined to be India’s greatest Mughal ruler, he was declared emperor by Bairam Khan immediately on learning of Humayun’s demise in Delhi. The Takht-i-Akbari, a double-tiered brick throne at one end of a platform surrounding a water tank, marks the site where the coronation ceremony was performed.