Buland Darwaza (बुलंद दरवाज़ा, بُلند دروازه ), meaning 'high' or 'great' gate in Persian. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri
which is located 43 km away from Agra
. It is also known as the "Gate of Magnificence." 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 made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by carving and inlaying of white and black marble and towers above the courtyard of the mosque. The Buland Darwaza is symmetrical in plan and is topped by pillars and chhatris with Buland Darwaiosks on the roof, stylized battlement and small turrets and inlay work of white and black marble.On the outside a long flight of steps sweeps down the hill giving the gateway additional height. A Persian inscription on eastern archway of the Buland Darwaza records Akbar's conquest over Gujarat in 1601. It is 40 metres high and 50 metres from the ground.
The total height of the Structure is about 54 metres from the ground level. It is a 15-storied high gateway that guards the southern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri.An inscription on the central face of the Buland Darwaza throws light on Akbar's religious broad mindedness.