Buland darwaza, The gate of Magnificence at Fatehpur Sikri

Buland Darwaza/Buland darwaja was built by the the great Indian Mughal emperor, Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri. It was built to mark Akbar’s victory over Gujarat.

Buland-Darwaza-Fatehpur-Sikri- top-view
It is a great example of Mughal architecture and has an approach of 42 steps. It was not a part of the original design and was erected later.


It is the highest gateway in world and presents an amazing example of the architecture of Mughal empire. The inscriptions in this architectural marvel showcases Akbar’s religious belief and tolerance.


Front view


Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri in 1880
Old picture of monument from 1880s


Buland darwaza interiors
Buland Darwaza is the main entrance to palace in Fatehpur Sikri. The workmen took nearly 12 years to create the structure.

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