Top Things to Know About Buland Darwaja – Agra @ UP Tourism

Buland Darwaja – An Example of unique Architecture and brilliant craftsmanship.

India was once ruled by Mughal’s, and at that time they built many historical monuments including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun’s Tomb etc. The uniform pattern of the structure including domes, minarets can be seen in all the monuments they built. Buland Darwaja in Agra is one of them.

Buland Darvaja was also known as “Gate of Magnificence” is the highest Gateway of World. It was erected by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year of 1601. This 54 meters high structure is a 15 stories gateway and a southern doorway to Fatehpur Sikri.
Front doors and pillars of Buland Darwaja are carved with the verses of Holy “Kuran”. This door opens to a large patio and Jama Masjid. This semi-octagonal door is decorated with beautiful domes and minarets.

Some Facts and Information to know About Buland Darwaja

  • Akbar Built Buland Darvaja after getting victory over Gujarat.
  • It is made up of Buff and red sandstone inlaid with black and white marbles.
  • The lines written On an archway of doors are related to Christ, which considers      Akbar as a symbol of religious tolerance.
  • It is a striking example of Hindu and Persian Architecture.
The huge pillars of Gate of Magnificence are a real surprise in itself, decorated with excellent carvings and doms. Inscription of Kuran and christ on the gateway are the best attraction of this historical monument.
Opening Time –  8:00 am
Closing Time   –  7:00 pm
Attraction – Inscription of Kuran
Ticket (Foreigners) – Rs. 750/-
Ticket (Indian & SAARC Nation) – Rs. 10
Other Monuments Built by Akbar – 
Agra Fort |  Fatehpur Sikri | Taj Mahal | Wazir Khan Mosque | Shalimar Gardens | Badshahi Mosque
Things To Do – Are you planning to visit Buland Darwaja, then you do not miss the things I am writing Below-
1. Walk which will take you close to Nature – Nature walk is a brilliant idea to experience the landscape of miles, take a walk and admire the beauty of Lofty gateway and its architecture.


2. Take Photographs of this Historical Monument- If you are a photographer then this place has many things for you, take photos of this giant monuments and feel its history on your photographs.

3.  Experience the Crafting and art of the City – Fatehpur Sikri is a place which is known for its crafting, the people are doing it for many centuries, if you love artistic work and crafting than do not miss this opportunity.

Best Time To visit Buland Darwaja –

October – March (The temperature between April to October is very high, so try to visit in winters)

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