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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  • Buland Darwaza is present in Fatehpur and is said to be the tallest door in India. The place is located inside Fatehpur hence you need to remove your footwear while going inside as the campus is havin...  more »
  • What a perfect example of india's rich history. This place will take you to the ride where u will witness india' powerful kingdom. Even the perfect example of architectural art.  more »
  • The door is very big. You can have the view of the local area from there. This is situated in Fatehpur area . There is no entry fee  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Must visit place. Biggest gate in the world. Very Historic. Peaceful.
  • 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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