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Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
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Observe the red sandstone and marble inlays of the gate of Buland Darwaza. The highest gateway in the world, the 53.6 m (176 ft) structure was built in 1573 to commemorate Akbar's victory over Gujarat, and took 12 years to complete. The typical Mughal edifice includes turrets, spires, and chhatris, or kiosks, at the top of its terraced roof. As you walk through the main gateway, look for a Persian inscription citing Jesus Christ, as well as verses from the Quran. Be prepared to climb 42 steps up the building, and bring plenty of water along with you. Buland Darwaza is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Fatehpur Sikri Edition.
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  • My wife and I visited the Buland Darwazat during a tour of the Jama Masjid Mosque. It is a massive gateway that towers over the whole area. It is built of red sandstone and once through the massive ar...  more »
  • Its one of the must visit monument in Fatehpur Sikri. You can stand and stare at it like forever if you are a history and architecture lover. When viewed from Tomb of Salim Chishti's Jali, stone latti...  more »
  • Massive, impressive formal entrance to the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri. Located in a crowded zone outside the city ramparts, so it can be overlooked easily. 
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  • It is massive, and looks amazing. I can't describe the feelings. If you know the history and like Akbar the Great you will love it. Seeing it at a distance on my way to Jaipur (from the highway) felt even better.
  • Awesome architecture. The world's tallest door.. The peace near the Jama Masjid area is warming..
  • A really giant gate. This gate is one of the tallest gates on the world. It is made up of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white and black marble which looks incredibly beautiful. The gate was built by Akbar to commemorate the victory over Gujarat.
  • A gate that will make you feel so small. All of your ego will just go down infront of this large gate. The beauty is awesome.
  • Giant Gate. This place you can't miss on your visit to Agra. See the surroundings from the height that see this gate. You can only understand what you are feeling. Suggestion: Avoid summer season, read online before visiting and try to avoid guide also. History: Buland Darwaza, or the "Gate of Magnificence", was built in 1576 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his┬ávictory over Gujarat. It is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is 43 km from Agra, India.