Buland Darwaza or ‘The Gate of Victory’ is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri, 43km from Agra, India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to celebrate his victory over Gujarat. It is the highest gateway in the world and an outstanding example of the Mughal architecture.
The name ‘Buland Darwaza’ comes from the Persian language, which means ‘mighty gate’. The monument stands almost 43 feet tall on a majestic pedestal and is 54 feet above the ground. One has to climb 42 steps in order to reach the gate.
The main gateway has a famous inscription that says, ” The work is a bridge, just pass over but, never build houses”.