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    Buland Darwaza Fatehpur Sikri

    Buland Darwaza was build by great Mugal emperor Akbar in year 1601, basically Buland Darwaza means High or Great Gate in Persian, Akbar built it to commemorate his victory over Gujrat. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri around 43 km from Taj Mahal. It was built by Mugal Emperor Akbar in year 1601 and it stands tall till date. Buland Darwaza is made up of red and buff sandstone which is decorated by white and black marble.


    Distance:
    From Delhi:
    253 km, takes around 4 hours via Yamuna Expressway
    From Agra: 40 km, takes around 30 minutes via NH 11
    From Jaipur: 205 km, takes around 4 hours via NH 11


    Architecture:
    Buland Darwaza is made up of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white n black marble.
    Height: Building is 40 meters high and height from ground is 50 meters.
    Floors: Its a 15 storied gateway with several watch towers on both sides.
    Wide: 35 meters.



    This is the first clear view of Buland Darwaza which we got while walking up on the way to Buland Darwaza, it was around 11 at night.
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    Corridor on the right side was used to offer free food to poor people during Mugal era
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    Just outside the Buland Darwaza
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    Saying from Holy Quran are written on three sides of Great Gateway
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    A closer look
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    Watchtower on the left of Buland Darwaza
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    Not only outside but even the inner walls are amazing and have really beautiful designs made up of marble and red stone
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    Standing just on the fist step of Buland Darwaza
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    Night view of Fatehpur Sikri from Buland Darwaza
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    Last edited by Leo; 12-09-2012 at 02:06 AM.

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    Entrance gate of Buland Darwaza
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    Side wall of entry gate (please notice the red spit at the bottom corner)
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    Side gate on Buland Darwaza, stairway which goes to upper floor (not closed)
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    Upper floors from inside
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    Small entry door on the main gate of Buland Darwaza (it was closed when we reached at 11PM)
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    Yes all this garbage is on the Buland Darwaza only, I love my India..
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    Baouli on the right side of Buland Darwaza
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    There was a time when people use to take drinking water from this Baouli but It was also dirty like anything
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    Yes its again at Buland Darwaza (world heritage site), may I request ASI to please look in to this matter.
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    Yes Buland Darwaza again, we tried to get the attention of ASI personnel but it was totally useless attempt
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    Graves near to Baouli
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    Got this clicked while wandering in market during late night hours
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    This is the old street which goes to Buland Darwaza, Buland Darwaza was the gate for common people and they used this way to reach it
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    Click from the way of common people
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    50 meters hight, 35 meters wide building looks great at night
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    Magnificent architecture, I am sure Indian Govt. can't built one even today
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    Different shade
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    Few more clicks at night
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    Watchtower on the left side of Buland Darwaza
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    Few more clicks at night
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    Broken Graves outside Buland Darwaza
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    Closer view of broken grave
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    Side view of Buland Darwaza
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    We really loved everything about this monument but the only fact which made me cry was poor maintenance of this wonderful monument, I hope one day Indian Govt. and ASI will wakeup to take care of our heritage.

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Didnt you click any during day time?

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    Buland Darwaza is one of the most visited sights of Agra. This great architecture is located in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India. This spot is also known as Gate of Magnificence. It was built by the Akbar in 601 A.D. Its height is 40 meters and width is 35 meter. It is built with red sandstone and decorated by carving and inlaying of white marble.

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    Thats amazing thanks for share.

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