Buland Darwaza


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Buland Darwaza Overview

Ranked 4 of 118 sightseeing in Agra

Buland Darwaza, located in Fatehpur Sikri, is also known as the 'Gate of Magnificence'. This grand gateway was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, when he defeated the king of Khandesh in 1573.

Built in red sandstone, this gateway stands 40 metres high and can be seen from far. Reflecting typical elements of Mughal architecture, the decorations of the gateway are done in white marble. The gateway also features calligraphic inscriptions from the Quran on its front pillars and chattris.

Situated on the hill where the Jama Masjid Mosque is located, this gateway can be approached by 42 steps. It also serves as the entrance to the Jama Masjid mosque in Fatehpur Sikri.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -7:00 PM
8:00 AM -7:00 PM
8:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Mansoor Alam

Mansoor Alam5.0/5

17 reviews

Excellent Work

We reached Fatehpur Sikri from Agra and visit Akbar's Fort, Khwaja Salim Chishti's monuments and Buland Darwaza all works are excellent hight of buland darwaza and work is great look but monuments and buland darwaza is not clean.

Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand4.3/5

39 reviews

Name Personified

As the name suggests, its very tall and beautifully built. A structure to look at, praise and clicks some good pictures.The steps that lead to buland darwaza are well built and you get a good view of the city standing at the edge of it. You would be lucky if you can see the sun set.

Avik _bongyatra

Avik _bongyatra5.0/5

34 reviews

Gate Of Victory

Buland Darwaza is one of the most renowned tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri. It is the heritage city of India. It also being addressed as the Gate of Victory. It's being said that the gate was built to celebrate the victory of the emperor Akbar. The location of Fatehpur Sikri and Buland Darwaza are same. It is said to be the highest gate in the world. Overall a spectacular experience.

Ms Sisira

Ms Sisira5.0/5

4 reviews

Majestic monument

The monument is majestic with good architecture and intricate design. It's made of red sandstone and decorated with white and black marble. You can rest here on the steps. Villagers sells here and is quite cheap.

Umesh Namdeo

Umesh Namdeo3.9/5

4 reviews

Must visit

This was so huge that I could able to capture. Need to take picture from remote location. Can visit Salim Chisti Dargah. Beware of fake guides. Best is get details from google before visiting no need of guide etc. Best time to visit is around the year but avoid peak summer.

Sarbajit Ghosh

Sarbajit Ghosh5.0/5

64 reviews

Great structure as always

This is my fourth visit to the place and it still remain as amazing as ever. This incredible monument is a must visit thing for any traveller visiting Agra.

Sailendra nath datta

Sailendra nath datta4.6/5

6 reviews

The tall and strong gateway

It is an iconic symbol of Mughal rule in India, we are acquainted with the picture since our school days. At the very first sight it evokes an awe to the viewer. The fortified entrance to the fort, it was a great architectural feat judged by the contemporary standard in the 16th century. People/visitors will no doubt look up and bow their heads before this gigantic entrance to the Fatehpur Sikri.

Vandana Mahajan

Vandana Mahajan4.3/5

10 reviews

Visiting Buland Darwaza is living history at its best

The grand red stone building of Bulan Darwaza is the brilliant craftsmanship example of the Mughal architecture. The building is well maintained, each of its nook and corner has stories embedded in it, you have to put your ears to the walls to hear it.

Manita Kumari

Manita Kumari4.6/5

1 review

Great architecture

It is located Fatehpur Sikri in Agra and was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar after his victory, it opens from morning to evening. Buland Darwaza is biggest and strongest door in India. I visited the place by a hired taxi with my family and enjoyed the architecture. Do not forget to visit the Darwaza if you go Agra.

Nimish Mehta

Nimish Mehta4.3/5

1 review

A tallest door

Buland Darwaza is the tallest and biggest Darwaza (door) built in Asia. Buland Darwaza built by Emperor Akabar around 15th century. Buland Darwaza is part of Fatehpur Sikri monuments.
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  • A tallest door

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