Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

History of Buland Darwaza:

Buland Darwaza is one of the most popular monuments in India establish in Fatehpur Sikri. The meaning of this place is “great” or “high” gate in Persian. The Buland Darwaza is a symbol of Emperor Akbar’s victory in Gujarat in 1573. It is considered as the highest gateways in the world. The Buland Darwaza is also known as the “Gate of Magnificence”.

Architectur and Amazing Fact of Buland Darwaza:

Buland Darwaza Architecture was designed and constructed by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1601 AD. It is made of beige, red sandstone, and decorated by enchanting carvings and inlaying of white and black marbles. The Buland Darwaza is a fifteen-storied high gateway which acts as the southern entrance of the Fatehpur Sikri city.

It is higher than the courtyard of the Jama Masjid. Buland Darwaza is symmetrical and topped by huge free-standing kiosks which are known as the Chhatris. This place consists of the top center, stylized buckler battlements, terrace edge gallery kiosks on the roof, and small Minar-spires.

The total height of this structure is about 55 meters from the ground level. It can be reached by climbing 42 steps from the ground level and small turrets cover the gateway on all sides.

This Darwaza was made up of full of the mix Persian and Hindu style of architecture. This Darwaza was so tall that it took 12 years to create and construct. This magnificent structure was built to celebrate Akbar’s decisive victory over Gujarat.

If the visitors take a look at the pillars of the Buland Darwaza, the elegance and style of this majestic structure come to light. These enormous pillars are decorated with the finest carvings and inscriptions are taken from the Holy Quran. 

Apart from it, the central face of this gigantic monument bears an inscription which throws light on Akbar’s broad-mindedness and tolerance. This inscription is engraved in Persian and elaborately describes the advice of Jesus Christ to his followers.

So, it is simply a very beautiful sight come to across and remind the people about its fine advancements which are made in the field of art and architecture during the Mughal Empire. There is one more inscription on the eastern gateway that comprises of verses from the Holy Quran. 

Top Tourist Attractions to visit nearby Buland Darwaza:

The nearby attractions of the Buland Darwaza are Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai’s Palace, Ibadat Khana, Badshahi Darwaza, Birbal Bhawan, Nubat Khana, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Akbar the Great, and Mariam-uz-Zamani, etc.

Buland Darwaza Timing:

Visiting time of buland darwaza is from morning 6:00 A.M to evening 6:00 P.M

Buland Darwaza Entry Fees:

Entrance Price of Ticket for Indian Tourist is INR 10.

Entrance Price of Ticket for Foreigner Tourist is INR 750.

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