Fatehpur Sikri Fort - Buland Darwaza


Akbar built Buland Darwaza in 1601 to commemorate the victory over Gujarat. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway of the world which is built by using red sandstone and white and black marble. The gate has chhatris on top along with minar-spires. It is a 15- storey building having the height of 54m and the entrance to the city from the southern side. Tourists have to climb 42 steps to reach the gate.

Buland Darwaza

There are two structures of three storeys on each side and both of them have three kiosks with big domes. These kiosks are surrounded by thirteen more kiosks having smaller domes. There is an inscription on the front side of Buland Darwaza which shows that Akbar was very broad-minded in the case of religion. There are flower-like designs made up of white marble at the apex of the arch.

Other Gates

There are many gates to enter the city which are −

  • Delhi Gate
  • Lal Gate
  • Agra Gate
  • Birbal’s Gate
  • Chandanpal Gate
  • Gwalior Gate
  • Chor Gate
  • Ajmere Gate