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Address: Fatehpur Sikri, India
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Private Day Trip to Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri Stepwells From Agra To Jaipur
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Gigantic Gateway

Buland (meaning Towering or Gigantic) Darwaza (meaning Door or Gateway) is Emperor Akbar's declaration of a massive win. The ancient edifice still stands imposing. This beautiful... read more

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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Buland Darwaza is part of the twin compounds of Fatehpur and Sikri (commonly known as the ancestral city of Fatehpur Sikri). The entire place was built by Emperor Akbar after he was blessed with a son. It houses the tomb of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti after whom the Emperor also named his son as Salim. The place is an... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buland (meaning Towering or Gigantic) Darwaza (meaning Door or Gateway) is Emperor Akbar's declaration of a massive win. The ancient edifice still stands imposing. This beautiful monuments is also an architectural wonder.

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Thank Udaysgupta
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth a visit at all....poorly maintained....so called guides try to fleece you of money by recommending unnecessary things....even at Salim chishti dargaah , spoiling the calm ,pious ambience by vendors trying to loot you...a big NO..NO..

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Thank 544prashants
Pune
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Taj Mahal, do also see Fatehpur Sikri. You will be mesmerised with the hugeness and the stories behind them.

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Thank angeloneindia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to enter Fathepur sikri through Buland Darwaza to experience great mughal engineering marvel. It is 54 meters high and its a wounderful sight to see and take pictures standing in front of that majestic gate

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all i want to tell u that all the points are in same place. Just they are mentioning too much name which are all in the same place like buland darwaja, salim chisti tomb, panch mahal etc. They are all in one place only and do not confuse by the numbers of places to visit, This is a... More 

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Chail, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't really find anything wrong with the historical monument. It is so grand that you have to appreciate the effort and the construction that took place during the past era.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The painting and architecture is great. However, the government administration, guides, hawkers, shop owners, people posing as students, shoe keepers will make sure you would never recommend any one to visit here. Better see this place in the internet than paying a visit. The worst tourist spots I ever visited. The local state government (including previous governments) to be blamed... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at this place on new year. This is very famous place in Fatehpur with a lot of crowd. Beware of guides who will ask to buy chaadars and other items.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's Akbar's shifted his capital from Agra to this place and surrounded it by wall. It's a walled city. Great indigenous architecture with Gujrat and Bengal architectural influence. It's made of Rad Sand stone as usual except the Salim Chisti Dargah inside which is a white marble structure. Good place to visit. Please note the following- 1. It remains open... More 

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