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Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Buland Darwaza is a mammoth monument that was built during the times of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a massive gate and is also known to be the highest gate in the world. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture that combines the magnificence of red and also buff sandstone. According to the historic records, in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Such an impressive introduction to Fatehpur Sikri. Reputedly the tallest gateway in Asia. Also known as the Victory Gate, it commemorates Emperor Akbar's victory over Gujerat in the 1570's. A very steep flight of steps leads up to the entrance, and wild goats wander freely on the grassy banks on either side. You will get pestered by children trying to... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The name itself means 'Grand Door'. This gateway was made in a majestic way during the days of Emperor Akbar. It's a beautiful piece of Mughal Architecture. But frankly, I feel sad to see the condition of it's backyard , with garbage and pigs loitering around. I hope the authorities domtake some action.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The monument has been preserved really well and takes you back in its wonderful history. I highly recommend taking a guide along as knowing the history behind all the stuff adds to the experience. We did a local guide for Rs. 100 only. But beware of the touts and beggars. The people who sell artifacts inside quote highly inflated prices.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The other reviews do a great job of explaining the history and significance. I am writing this to warn you of all the scammers and beggars here. If they see you are from abroad, you will be surrounded by people trying to sell you stuff. Don't buy the cloth and strings to offer at Salim's tomb at an astronomical prices.... More

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

it is located 43 km away from Agra. which is 40 meters high and 35 meters wide it is high entrance to Fatehpur Sikri ......

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Buland Darwaza means 'high' or 'great' gate. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri, 40 km away from Agra, India. Buland Darwaza was built by emperor, Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. It is made of red and buff sandstone. It is symmetrical in plan and is topped by pillars and chhatris. Buland Darwaja is 54 metres high from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Place has huge historical importance and is must visit for the huge gate it boasts of. But inside the gate its only for the great mosque to be visited. One should be extremely cautious og so called guides and touts while you visit this place.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our experience of visiting Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri city was just a regretful decision. This place is full of touts, cons and beggar's. Even if you say no to them, the still keep coming and bugging you. You feel unsafe while they follow you. My small baby boy and my wife was very scared. They start to bug you... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Buland darwaza means huge door. It is situated in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh. Buland Darwaza is named for its big door and for its nice stair pattern and beautiful mosque en-carved with beautiful marble design. Its nice flooring and beautiful campus is a must see place.

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