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The Magnificient Door

Buland Darwaza also referred as "Gate of Magnificence" is a high gateway built by Emperor Akbar in 16th Century A.D. This gate leads to the complex which has the Jama Masjid and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buland Darwaza also referred as "Gate of Magnificence" is a high gateway built by Emperor Akbar in 16th Century A.D. This gate leads to the complex which has the Jama Masjid and the Tomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti. Buland Darwaza is an architecturally rich structure. It is made of red and buff standstone and decorated with white and black... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit place in fatehpur sikri. A reflection of prosperity of ancient India. But stay away of the agents there.

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Anand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I been here when i was kid...I Read about this in Alex Rutherford's Series of Moghul... And finally I was here...and first word came out of mouth was..."Sahi mai buland" (trully huge) A big gateway to enter in the campus of jama masjid and Salim chisti's Dargah..a big gate with big doors .and the view of entire fatehpur sikri was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend a guide for two reasons, one is they know and it helps to know more details and also they know how picture perfect the monuments are. Still standing tall and Majestic, Jodha and Akbar stayed here, near Salim Chishti till they were blessed with Jahangir. It was a delight to be here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Buland darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri is an example of olden day's creative charm and taste of the time. It's nice experience to visit Fatehpur Sikri and Buland Darwaza but one must be careful of the so called guides who misguide more than guiding in the name of religion and make you to buy cheap things on exorbitant price in the... More 

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Tinsukia, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Buland Darwaza, was built in 1576 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world. It is also know as the "Gate of Magnificence". Mughal architecture is clearly visible in this monument. The Buland Darwaza is semi octagonal in plan and is topped by pillars and chhatris. The exterior, an extended... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We bunked our offices to visit Fatehpur Sikri on a very very hot day. Take my advice visit Agra and Fatehpur Sikri in winters only (Oct-Feb). It took us 4 hours by road, to reach the ancient city. The moment we parked our car, we were surrounded by lil kids shouting "Saab guide chahiye..guide". The parking is a few kilometers... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

As name suggest buland dawaza is huge with amazing architecture ☺ Mazar is also worth visiting . Short drive from Agra

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Great darwaza having great height and in Fatehpur sikri 30 km from Agra built by Akbar. If going to watch Taj mahal then recommnded to see Fatehpur sikri also. Agra famous for sweat petha and dal moth. Buy from panchhi petha shop original.

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Thank Amit G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I ready about it in history book. Its very big door which called in hindhi darwaza. I don't have remember excatly hight of door. Must go there with your childer.

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