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Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 190 reviews on the web
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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  • I visited this place on 10th Oct 2016. Few points: 1. It's a good place to visit, keep sufficient water bottle, better buy 5ltrs water bottle and fill it your small bottle to avoid buying bottle at ev...  read more »
  • We visited fatehpur sikri 11-OCT-2016. One thing you should not do is take a travel guide. There is Nexus between taxi drivers,They charge exorbitantly.Please don't fall for them. They have some ID ca...  read more »
  • The Buland darwaza is indeed buland: impressively big. It's a part of the Fatehpur complex which houses the buland darwaza, jama masjid, the mazaar of Salim Chishti. The darwaza is a beautiful piece o...  read more »
  • 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.
  • It's a beautiful gate with excellent work. For the sake of information this gate was built by Akbar after winning the battle with Rajasthan
  • A beautiful place Cannot imagine without seen
  • The oldest and the bigest gate.
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