Gate of Magnificence!



Buland Darwaza which means “Gate of Magnificence”, was built in 1576 A.D. by Mughal Emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.

It is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is 43 km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India.

Buland Darwaza is a 15-storied high gateway that guards the Northeastern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri. 

Buland Darwaza that is counted as one of the tallest gateways in the world is almost entirely made out of the red-sandstone with marble decoration on it.


The blend of Hindu and Persian architecture is very evident by the use of Quranic inscription on the front.

On the main gateway; famous Islamic inscription attributed to Jesus christ is written in Persian, A quote which reads : ‘The world is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; Spend it in prayer for the rest is unseen”

True quote; isn’t it !?


Happy Weekend!:)


J ♥


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