MONUMENTS OF INDIA – BULAND DARWAZA
Buland Darwaza is a very popular monument of India, it means the ‘high’ or ‘great’ gate in Persian. It is the largest of gateways in the world. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri which is located 43 km away from Agra (India). It is also Called as the “Gate of Magnificence”.
Buland Darwaza was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1601 A.D. Akbar built the Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat state. The Buland Darwaza is 53.63 meters high and 35 meters wide. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and it is an example of the beautiful Mughal architecture.
The Buland Darwaza is made of red and buff sandstone, and it is decorated by carving and inlaying of black and white marble. In this Buland darwaza, an islamic inscription written in persian reads “Jesus, Son of Mary said ‘The world is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it.