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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  • August 18, 2017
    As the name suggests, the buland darwaza is a huge gateway. It is a magnificent peice of art and architecture. The experience of the same can be made better with the help of an experienced guide. Over...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Being also known as victory gate, is a splendid gate. It is a gate height of 54 m that is, seem to be more.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Between Agra and Jaipur is well worth a visit. In 1 hour and a half turns around, the Council actually a guide to fully appreciate the history) (nb bargain for the price of everything, like anywhere else). It is a place of worship so it's taken some clothing that otherwise they give you them to enter. Vendors to go ' go ' but just don't give him rope
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  • July 3, 2017
    Totally beautiful, but one of the worst travel experiences ever. From the parking lot to the bus, constantly hounded by hawkers and unofficial guides. They do not allow outside guides. Then into an overcrowded bus for the 10 minute ride from parking to gate. Upon arrival, we were still bombarded, both inside and out by these unofficial guides. We could not go more than 5 minutes without being approached, sometimes rather aggressively. We finally cut our visit short when trying to get to the mosque, we were angrily yelled at by a guide because we refused to follow him. We saw no western tourists here, and can understand why. Even our driver said he had to watch what he said there for fear of retribution. While the site is breathtaking, until they clean up their act, it is better skipped.
  • June 2, 2017
    The monument is beautiful but the maintenance is not so great. It looks gigantic and magnificent. No wonder that this is the largest opening arch
  • July 9, 2017
    Don't forget to visit this place whenever you come to Agra.It takes 45 minutes to reach Fatehpur from Agra..Beautiful place for visiters and travelers.
  • June 4, 2017
    Must visit place. Biggest gate in the world. Very Historic. Peaceful.
  • April 7, 2017
    Very bad condition of the place. No maintenance at all. You ll find litter even inside the palace. Local guides are real thugs. They might sound cheap but they are going to screw you if u hire them. I did not get public bus in evening from fatehpur to agra do had to go by private car. They charged 300 per person.

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