Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

4.0
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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • This giant, ostentatious gate is the entrance to the Jama Mosque in Fatehpur Sikri and was built to commemorate the Mughal conquest of Gujarat.It’s a fine example of Mughal architecture and...  more »
  • At over 150 feet high this is quite the feat of the craftsmen and stone masons of the time. I didn't have much time here as it was nearly time to get back to the group.  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Among the Tourist attractions. Must visit place as well. Be careful with your belongings as place crowded with tourists and lots of plenty salesman. They will trouble a lot to purchase their items better be careful. Nice visit by 9.30 am. Goods sold here are cheap compared to other tourist location near by. Bargaining is common trend. Nothing sold for fixed price.
  • Nice place to visit. Among the Tourist attractions. Must visit place as well. Be careful with your belongings as place crowded with tourists and lots of plenty salesman. They will trouble a lot to purchase their items better be careful. Nice visit by 9.30 am. Goods sold here are cheap compared to other tourist location near by. Bargaining is common trend. Nothing sold for fixed price.
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