The Buland Darwaza is a grand gateway located in Fatehpur
Sikri near Agra. This triumphal arch was built by the Mughal
Emperor Akbar, when he defeated the king of Khandesh or Gujarat
The name Buland Darwaza means 'High Door' and this victory
arch rises to a height of 40 meters or 175 feet. It is the
most striking monument in Fatehpur Sikri and can be seen from
quite a distance. Rising impressively towards the sky, the
Buland Darwaza is approached by a series of steps. You will
pass under the massive arch of the Buland Darwaza when you
enter the city of Fatehpur Sikri. You can see the impressive
Buland Darwaza on tours to Agra with Agra Hub.
The Buland Darwaza is a magnificent structure built in red
sandstone with decorations in white marble. With calligraphic
inscriptions from the Quran on its front and pillars and chattris
on its height, the Buland Darwaza is an impressive sight.
The Buland Darwaza is also evidence of the religious tolerance
of Akbar the Great. The inscription on the Buland Darwaza
is attributed to Jesus Christ. It reads, "The World is but
a bridge, pass over but build no houses on it."
Situated on a hill where the Jama Masjid Mosque is located,
the Buland Darwaza is the entrance gateway to the Jama Masjid
mosque in Fatehpur Sikri near Agra India. The soaring gateway
of the Buland Darwaza is one of the grandest of Mughal monuments
and one that you should not miss, on tours to Agra with Agra