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“Good but dirty”
Review of Buland Darwaza

Buland Darwaza
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Private Day Trip to Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri Stepwells From Agra To Jaipur
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Agra, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri Day Trip from Delhi
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A good place but not preserved well. The surrounding is very dirty and not properly maintained. However the monument is a must watch. Around 600 years old and still magnificent.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Buland Darwaza is a mammoth monument that was built during the times of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a massive gate and is also known to be the highest gate in the world. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture that combines the magnificence of red and also buff sandstone.

According to the historic records, in the year 1573, the Emperor Akbar built this huge monument to commemorate his victory over Khandesh (or Gujarat, as it is now known). It was built by Muhammad of Ghazani. It took almost 12 years to complete the structure. Fatehpur Sikri was an important place during the time of Akbar, and Agra was the capital. The gateway has one famous inscription that says, 'The work is a bridge, just pass over but, never build houses'. It is very unfortunate that such a magnificent gate is not properly maintained.

3  Thank maaz_nawaz
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Such an impressive introduction to Fatehpur Sikri. Reputedly the tallest gateway in Asia. Also known as the Victory Gate, it commemorates Emperor Akbar's victory over Gujerat in the 1570's. A very steep flight of steps leads up to the entrance, and wild goats wander freely on the grassy banks on either side. You will get pestered by children trying to sell you rubbish, just ignore them and keep moving. Bees must love this place, check out the honeycombs hanging from the underside of the main arch.

4  Thank Jolyon67
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The name itself means 'Grand Door'. This gateway was made in a majestic way during the days of Emperor Akbar. It's a beautiful piece of Mughal Architecture.
But frankly, I feel sad to see the condition of it's backyard , with garbage and pigs loitering around. I hope the authorities domtake some action.

4  Thank beau_monde29
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

The monument has been preserved really well and takes you back in its wonderful history. I highly recommend taking a guide along as knowing the history behind all the stuff adds to the experience. We did a local guide for Rs. 100 only. But beware of the touts and beggars. The people who sell artifacts inside quote highly inflated prices. Do not fall in their trap, especially if you are from outside India.

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