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Buland Darwaza

Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I visited Buland Darwaza in Feb 2014 and it was a pleasant location. Few lines of caution: There is a parking lot where one must park his/her own vehicle and then a ticket to visit fort can be purchased. The entire this is union driver and consist of self claimed guide who does not know much detail, but will try... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

It is a must watch monument . truly historical. the place is not well maintained.. And dont forget to take a picture at the Amazing Buland Darwaza

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Ellicott City MD
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70 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This a very beautiful gate, very tall, with great design and carving, in a site that is well worth the visit, on the way from Agra to Jaipur.

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chennai
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a enjoyable trip with my fnds, visited it on my conference day, by bunking the conferee in agra, must visit place wen u come to agra.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Huge Fort. Not at all maintained. Cleanliness should be improved. Not able to sit pleasantly for 30 mins. Avoid hawkers. Better to have some outside view of this & proceed to well maintained Panch Mahal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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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 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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.

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