The buland darwaja

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The Buland Darwaza

The Buland Darwaza in agra was built by the Mughal emperor, by the Akbar in 1601. He built the Buland Darwaza to recall his victory over Gujarat. This buland darwaza is approached by the 42 steps and 53.63m high from the ground level and 35 meters wide, this is the highest gateway in the world .It is considered as a example of the Mughal  architechture.

Art and architecture

It was made up of red and buff sandstone . It is decorated by the scuplture and ivory of white and black marble and is higher than the courtyard of mosque . The expanse is broken by the arched niches, small chhatries and marbles this highlights the courtyard of the Jama Masjid. This Buland towers is above the courtyard of the mosque. It is the semi octagonal in plan .It is topped by the pillars and chhatris, echoing early Mughal design with simple the symmetrical ornamentation . There are thirteen smaller domed kiosks on the rooftop, stylized battlement and the small turrets and inlay work with the white and black marble. On the outside a long flight of steps sweeps down the hill this giving the gateway to the additional height. A Persian inscription on the eastern arch way of the Buland Darwaza . This records the Akbar’s conquest over Deccan in 1601 A.D.This massive monument forms the main entrance of the palace at the Fatehpur Sikri that stands as a fine example of the architectural brilliance of the Mughal Empire . It showcases an excellent mix of the Hindu and the Persian styles of architecture. This Buland Darwaza in agra is also called as the ‘Gate of Magnificence’. It was added years later to the compound of the Jama Masjid as a victory arch by Mughal Emperor,by the Akbar the Great in 1601 A.D. to commemorate his successful in Gujarat campaign in the year of the 1573. It took around the twelve years to construct this is architechtural wonder named ”Buland Darwaza”.

Best time to visit in Buland darwaza and ticket price

All the days of the week 8:00 am to 7: pm

The entry fees of buland darwaza  is Rs. 10.0 per person For Indians people and , 750.0 per person For Foreigners .

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