Buland Darwaza Overview

Ranked 9 of 53 sightseeing in Ajmer

One of the finest examples of Islamic architecture, this semi-octagonal Darwaza stands tall, exhibiting the grandeur of Akbar’s reign. This lofty structure was built to celebrate the triumph of Akbar’s victory over Khandesh and Ahmednagar in 1576.

At a magnificent height of about 176 feet, this colossal gateway is the southern entrance to the Jama Masjid. On the outside, a flight of steps running down the hill, gives it an additional height.

Constructed out of red sandstone with combination of marble, this monumental gateway is splendidly carved, depicting excellent craftsmanship and finesse. An architectural beauty, it has pillars and chhatris on its top, Buland Darwaiosks on the roof, designed fortification and small minarets, and two smaller triple-storeyed wings on either side.

Visitors to the ‘Darwaza’ will find it interesting to notice the door covered with horseshoes of other draft cattle, and these are believed to have been stuck on the Gate for good luck by peasants and to seek the blessings of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. The central hall under the dome covering it emerges out to the courtyard of the mosque – yet another striking architectural beauty.

With easy accessibility of the Agra airport about 30 km away from the Buland Darwaza, this majestic structure will take you to a whole different era.

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

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Beautifying the dargah complex, which is a spiritual kingdom

The Present Main Gate is the Buland Darwaza or High Gate, was built By Nizam Of Hyderabad Mir Usman Ali Khan, hence also called the Usmani Gate, constructed between 1911 to 1915 close to Nakkar Khana where drum plays at particular time in the morning and the Night. Such a beautiful Gate added to this Holy Shrine of Sufi Saint A precious Gem for Ajmer, is beautifying the Dargah Complex, which is a spiritual kingdom, indeed is a pure Islamic Architectural Style High Gate Is Having An Arch In The Centre. In 1332 Muhammad Bin Tughluq, visited first and Akbar Visited fourteen times. Khwaja Ghrib Nawaz, himself was a great benefactor for poor and served to the humanity, and who ever visited His holy shrine, becomes affectionate to him, including Kings and even Queen Mary who visited Dargah, and later Victoria Government constructed the roof above the Hauz in order to make the convenient for the devotees, also called the Victoria's Tank, just in front of the Main Gate. At this High Gate A flag is Hoisted before the commencement of Urs.

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Vishal Kumar

Vishal Kumar3.6/5

15 reviews

A big nice heritage

Its really big, nice to see such a huge gate made of wood, its height is more than two story building and if you see it from the base it will be more than 60 feet in height. Its beside Jodhabai palace, that is a very nice place with fort.

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