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Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

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Observe the red sandstone and marble inlays of the gate of Buland Darwaza. The highest gateway in the world, the 53.6 m (176 ft) structure was built in 1573 to commemorate Akbar's victory over Gujarat, and took 12 years to complete. The typical Mughal edifice includes turrets, spires, and chhatris, or kiosks, at the top of its terraced roof. As you walk through the main gateway, look for a Persian inscription citing Jesus Christ, as well as verses from the Quran. Be prepared to climb 42 steps up the building, and bring plenty of water along with you. Plan your visit to Buland Darwaza and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fatehpur Sikri trip site.
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  • The most disgusting and shabby place on the face of the earth. It was like I stepped into alien's nest. And when I went back to the hotel, the manager told me he advices people not to go anywhere... 
    The most disgusting and shabby place on the face of the earth. It was like I stepped into alien's nest. And when I went back to the hotel, the manager told me he advices people not to go anywhere...  more »
  • Great place to visit, 30 min drive from Agra, which consists of multiple places around like Salim Chisti Dargah, Akbar's and his loving Wives Mahal 
    Great place to visit, 30 min drive from Agra, which consists of multiple places around like Salim Chisti Dargah, Akbar's and his loving Wives Mahal  more »
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  • One of the best teams that I could have got for our wedding. So humble, so disciplined and became a part of our family. We were so comfortable to tell them what we actually needed and the final result is that the album is soooo BEAUTIFUL. Our entire family is so happy and content. The album is colourful and the photos seem lively and vibrant. Thanks to the entire team for their awesome photography. We just love your work.
  • Place is good for history enthusiasts. You may encounter many hawkers roaming inside the premises trying to sell their items and giving you all the emotional reasons to buy. You may also be stopped by few guys before you approach the fort promising you easy entry with vehicle allowed till the nearest parking. They will share a code word/reason which you have to tell when stopped by guards. You may meet one old guide named "Kalakar" who sounds /commands like a school headmaster without a stick. Just keep 2-3 hours for a relaxed and informative visit. Else it can be covered in one hour also

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