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Largest Gateway of India, Where is it?

The largest Gateway of IndiaBuland Darwaza, which means “mighty gate” in Persian, is the architectural prowess of the Mughal era. It is situated in Fatehpur Siri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, this awe-inspiring structure has been considered the largest gateway of India. It was built by the legendary Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1601 A.D., Buland Darwaza celebrates his victory over Gujarat. This monumental gateway is a blend of Persian and Hindu architectural styles.

Buland Darwaza History

In 1573, Emperor Akbar built Buland Darwaza to commemorate his conquest of Khandesh (now known as Gujarat). It took nearly 12 years to complete this Buland Darwaza structure.

Buland Darwaza – Architecture and Design

Buland Darwaza has a height of 53.63 meters (approximately 176 feet) and contains an impressive 35 meters in width. The structure contains 42 Steps to approach. It was made of red and buff sandstone, and features intricate carvings and inlays of white and black marble, showcasing the Mughal mastery of architecture and ornamentation.

Buland Darwaza – Location

Buland Darwaza is situated in Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Agra which is known worldwide for the iconic Taj Mahal, is 43 kilometers away from Fatehpur Sikri.

Buland Darwaza – Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Buland Darwaza is during the winter seasonfrom November to March. The gateway will be opened every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The entry fee is Rs. 10 for Indian Citizens and citizens of SAARC nations, however, foreign tourists will have to pay Rs.750, which also includes entry to Fatehpur Sikri.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the largest gateway of India?

Buland Darwaza is the largest gateway of India, consisting of a height of 53.63 meters (approximately 176 feet) and spans an impressive 35 meters in width.

Who built Buland Darwaja?

The legendary Mughal Emperor Akbar built Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.

When was Buland Darwaja built?

The Buland Darwaza was built in 1601 A.D.

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