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. Plan your visit to Buland Darwaza and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fatehpur Sikri trip site .
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  • "Gate of victory", was built in 1601 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. At a magnificent height of about 176 feet. It is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri, a town w...  more »
  • Of way between Agra and Jaipur is this city that has this type of walled city. It is linda bastate to explore. Pity that our driver wanted to commissioning with a few known guides to make the visit. It can be only!
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  • After climbing 42 stairs one can reach the Buland Darwaja.The darwaza is constructed with a mix of red, white and black marble and stones.The structure has been built in a semi-octagonal shape with pi...  more »
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  • Visit it if you have time and you were on your way from Agra to Jaipur or wherever you are going to. I was there on a Friday, where there was Friday Prayer it's nice but not that great to visit. They were having elections soon that date and the guide left me and asked me to walk around so he would be able to hear what the candidates have to say! in terms of the architecture it was great.
  • Awe some place but be aware of guides and dargah particularly as they will empty ur pocket
  • What a marvel! Unimaginable construction. Very good worship place inside.
  • Buland Darwaza is located at Fatepur Sikri, UP. It is a historical monument. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1601 to commemorate the victory over Gujarat. It is the main entrance of Fatepur Sikri. One has to take a bus ride of UP Govt from the car parking area to reach the dropping point near Buland Darwaza. The bus ride takes Rs. 10 per person. One has to go bare footed through Buland Darwaza to enter the main courtyard of Fatepur Sikri.
  • This place looks good at evening and dargah of salim chisti is surrounded by the walls of buland darwaja near buland darwaja there is a rang mahal where jodha given birth to her first child
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