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Buland Darwaza

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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Terribly maintained - overrun with beggars

This was the first place we were brought by our fake guide. This is an impressive 'Darwaza' or gate but the overall experience is of being harassed by beggars in various forms... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was the first place we were brought by our fake guide. This is an impressive 'Darwaza' or gate but the overall experience is of being harassed by beggars in various forms. There are little girls who will offer to say poems, an aggressive sweeper of the shrine who will demand money. Uttar Pradesh is India's failed state. Stay away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Its practically in Fatehpur Sikri, very nice chunk of architecture, stay there for a while, explore, take some pictures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is definitely an over-rated place. Nothing much with goats and stray-dogs adding to the filth already existing with urchins tugging your shirts for doles. The Govt of India needs to give this place a serious re-look, lest it looses it's place as a World Heritage Site.

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Last Sunday, that is, the 21st of December, I decided to visit Fatehpur Sikri with my family and notch up a small weekend road trip along the way. Even though it seemed the whole world was conspiring against us, we managed to reach Fatehpur Sikri late in the afternoon, after being plagued with punctures, traffic, cold and a late start.... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I visit this monument on21/12/14 with my family. Its worlds lagest gate built of red stone and through this gate you can entered the holy tomb of salim chisti sab. Pls take care at this place unwanted kids and unwanted guides will iritate you ,these guys are not govt. Approved guides,higher authorities and police should take a action against these... More 

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Built by Akbar the great in 1601, this is really one of the most attractive place to be visited all those who visit Agra. The full work of Marbel and Red Stones it is the greatest ever gate in the entire world.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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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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
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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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