Thursday, December 5, 2013

Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

Buland Darwaza, the "Gate of Magnificence" is located in Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1601 A.D. at Fatehpur Sikri to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. It is a high gateway that guards the southern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri.



Symmetrical in plan It is made of red and buff sandstone. Decorated with small turrets and inlay work by white and black marble it is topped by pillars and chhatris on the top. On the outside a long flight of steps sweeps down the hill giving the gateway additional height.



It is 40 meters high and the total height of the Structure is about 54 meters from the ground level. This exquisite architectural masterpiece is to be seen to soak in its magnificence.

31 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice pics.

Pallavi said...

Truly an architectural masterpiece.

Our photos said...

Beautiful tall building.
Have a nice day!

Shaivi said...

That's a lovely place indeed...I went there few years ago and there were so many guides after us!

Irene said...

Architectural masterpiec, indeed!

Irene

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Your pictures are amazing

Al said...

That is beautiful, an amazing place. Nice photos.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place!! I love the unusual color! Superb capture, Rajesh, as always! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

finally you are featuring something i have seen in person. it is truly impressive.

Jim said...

Great design.

Ash said...

Lovely place!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I do love the Gate of Magnificence photos. So peaceful and huge. I guess it is amazing in real. cheers Nora.

ladyfi said...

What an amazing structure - so gorgeous.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Rajesh!!Have a nice weekend.

Lakshmi said...

Brought back such memories of my trip..

Leovi said...

Great, these pictures are gorgeous! I love !

acreativeharbor.com said...

Gorgeous shots again ~ love your family in the photo and also ~ the goat ~ namaste, carol, xxx

thanks for visiting ^_^

sceneoftranquility said...

truly a magnificent entrance.

EastCoastLife said...

magnificent height and a beautiful design

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful structure. What an impressive gateway to the city!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm sure that seeing it in person would strike me with awe!

Lady in the Shadows

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely shots! A truly gorgeous gateway.

Catherine said...

A beautiful building indeed - I visited 30 yrs ago...

Phil Slade said...

All those wonderful old buildings you have Rajesh. They make some great subjects for photography don't they?

namaki said...

what a nice piece of architecture ! I love its color too !

robin. said...

what a magnificent piece of art in the form of a building.

Hannah said...

Amazing architecture, great photos. The stone almost looks pink.

Ravish Mani said...

Magnificent photographs!

Kiran Acharya said...

Amazing clicks.

Datta Ghosh said...

you have captured the architectural mammothness aptly

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Brilliant clicks !