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“Symbol of Mughal enormity: beautiful but not maintained at all”
Review of Buland Darwaza

Buland Darwaza
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Private Day Trip to Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri Stepwells From Agra To Jaipur
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Agra, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri Day Trip from Delhi
Reviewed 4 April 2011

The first planned city of Mughals now seems to be somewhat unplanned and messy today. When we came out of bus (direct local buses from Idgah bus-stand, Agra to Fatehpur ply frequently, fare INR 27.00, time apprx 1 hr), we all were agape when we raised our heads. It was huge really very huge. After a short walk from bus-stand ar Fatehpur, you will get there at Buland Darwaza. You need to remove your shoes at the entrance when getting inside of the Darwaza. There are many vendors selling jewelery, souvenirs etc, you need to bargain a lot. If you are good at it, you can get things in half prices :) Inside you will find a white marble encased tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chishti. If you are going inside the tomb, cover your head with a scarf, handkerchief, stole or you can get a cap inside.

The whole place would take 1 to 2 hr to cover depending upon your interest. I would recommend to hire the authorized guide only as there are several local boys who would hound you as guides. Though this is a world heritage site, this place is filthy spl the market area.

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