We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikri, India
Improve this listing
80%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Attraction details
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    27
    25
    11
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

It's nearly impossible to get a good photo of the gate as it's absolutely massive. It is immense and covered in intricate scriptures and patterns. Once inside, the courtyard is vast and the architecture is quite stunning. You can wander through the buildings at will but they are much more impressive from the outside. The only real negative are the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a classic example of Mughal grandeur in architecture. Enormous, unparalleled in size and imposing it shows the scale of buildings which were prevalent in those times. Overlooks the town...not very pretty view looking out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was along with the Panch Mahal the highlight of F. Sikhri. The gateway which was the highest of its kind when constructed is a marvel of Mughal architecture.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A magnificent building in front of the Chisti Mosque I agree with some of the comments by others about rowdy and pushy guides, but we were lucky as had one recommended by the chauffeur. To try and keep less traffic there was a public transport which was pretty shoddy - charging excessively with no receipt or authenticity. My pet hate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi). Nice place to visit. recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Its difficult to capture this gate in pictures this is how big it is. Considering that it was built some 400 yrs ago makes it even more appalling. Made out of red stone its an amazing feat accomplished under supervision of King Akbar who stayed at nearby sikri fort for 16yrs. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A good place but not preserved well. The surrounding is very dirty and not properly maintained. However the monument is a must watch. Around 600 years old and still magnificent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
91 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
1,467 reviews 1,467 reviews
1,280 attraction reviews
691 helpful votes 691 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kochi (Cochin), India
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Buland Darwaza also viewed

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
 
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
 

Been to Buland Darwaza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing