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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India

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The biggest gate, at towering height of 54m, Buland Darwaza is the main gate at Fatehpur Sikri Fort. be careful about touts roaming around but suggested to have a guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The biggest gate, at towering height of 54m, Buland Darwaza is the main gate at Fatehpur Sikri Fort. be careful about touts roaming around but suggested to have a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You need to only try to focus on the structure, the colours, the patterns, feel the absolute reverence of spirit and you shall be enlighten. try very very hard to delete out the commerce and touting around you and judge Buland for what it was and you will be lifted to a higher ground. i wish i was there when... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The monumental 54 m high Buland Darwaza, the Gate of Victory, is the main entrance. It was constructed to commemorate Akbar's victory in Gujarat. A koranic inscription upon it read, "The world is a bridge, pass over it but built no house upon it. He who hopes for an hour, hopes for Eternity, for the world is but an hour".... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the most beautiful sites I saw on the visit- however the touts and people selling things made it very hard to enjoy. We visited on a friday and were immediately told that it was free because it was Friday prayers but we HAD to have a tour guide with us. We were then taken round by the "tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although this place is having a historical value, but the place is not at all maintained to that standard. Requesting authorities to make not of this and ensure that visit to this historic place becomes memorable one.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Last i visited this place when i was 5-6 years old. The place is still strong like its name 'buland'. The place was built by Mughal empror Akbar, The scenic view on top is awesome. Location is also good, it brings me back to my childhood. Amazing place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Buland Darwaza is the name of the giant gate. It is an impressive bit of engineering. Inside is the mosque with tombs. I enjoyed gazing at the gate from inside and outside. Outside the gate you can see a village below and the wall surrounding the area. Be aware there are lots of vendors trying to sell their wares. Happily... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a fantastic place! A must see if you are anywhere near. You wander round the beautiful remains with a feeling of the past ringing in your ears. This is such an unusual experience. The photo opportunities are fantastic, especially if you are there at sunset as we were. The whole place glows with reflected light and the atmosphere is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We entered the Fatehpur Sikri sight at the other end of the complex of buildings. And regrettably, by the time we got to Buland Darwaza, our afternoon was over and we were ready to head back to our car and to Agra. So we didn't climb all those steps and see the mosque and tombs, etc. But we did see... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A must see, When you stand next to it you realise the majesty of such an architecture. The sheer size of it is unbelievable. Plenty of angles and vantages for pictures but be sure to capture such a magnificent door.

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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Fatehpur Sikri

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