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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  • The perfection of the remains of Akbar's city in Fatehpur Sikri provide insights into the lavish life within the Mogul court. One wonders about the logistics that were involved when the court migrated...  more »
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  • If you are on a sunny day at the bottom of the stairs of the mosque stands up and looks at this phenomenal port, if this makes a deep, crushing impression.
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  • Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri monuments are fabulous.. Huge monument. But facilities are poor. Parking mafia.. Parking fee is high, Cleanliness inside is good. Just outside the monument.. Area is very dirty.
  • Pleasure to meet our history.. our monuments and heritage.. great peace if not bothered by local public.. one can feel history.
  • Awesome carvings and infrastructure... Wonder how did our ancestors built such massive piece so meticulously and with perfect precision! This historic monument needs proper maintenance
  • "Gate of Magnificence", was built in 1601 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. It is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is 43 km from Agra, India. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and is an example of Mughal architecture. It displays Akbar's empire
  • Beautiful historical places. Shows the strength of Mughal Emperor. World class heritage building.

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