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"Let me see how high the gate is!"

I took the shot in Fatehpur Sikri which is located 43 km away from Agra, India. Buland Darwaza (meaning 'high' or 'great' gate in Persian) is seen in the back ground.

Buland Darwaza or the loft gateway was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1601 A.D. at Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar built the Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. The Buland Darwaza is approached by 42 steps (seen in the left). The Buland Darwaza is 53.63m high and 35 meters wide. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and an astounding example of the Mughal architecture. The Buland Darwaza or the magnificence gateway is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by carving and inlaying of white and black marble.

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