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Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Mumbai
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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
19 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Buland Darwaza is 40 meters high and 35 meters wide it is high entrance to Fatehpur Sikri which is located 43 km away from Agra. Inside 2-3 spot their mosque and Tomb Salim Chishti so doesn’t take guide. Dec 2009

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Leicester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I will never voluntarily ever want to come here of recommend that anybody bothers going here. if anybody suggests you go here just move on and save your selves "emotional" blackmail in spending your money and the guides are all part of the act; con is the word that comes to mind? Word of advice would be to take you... More

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Shillong, India
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is definitely one very imposing structure. The stairs that asscend from this darwaza give you a wonderful view of the Bulund Darwaza. Can definitely be promoted better.

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